Cecil Papers: August 1574

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Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 2, 1572-1582. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1888.

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August 1574

217. Treaty at Bristol.
1574, Aug. 21. Articles of a treaty between England and Spain, touching the restitution and compensation to be made by both Powers for ships and goods arrested in 1568 and before. Sir Thomas Smith, Dr. David Lewis, Admiralty Judge, and Dr. Wm. Awbrey, on the part of England, and Francis de Hallewyn, Lord of Suevingham, and John de Boisschot, Chancellor of Brabant, on the part of Spain, agree that 100,076l. 17s. 11d., less 11,000l. for expenses, is due to the King of Spain's subjects, and 85,076l. 17s. 11d., less 17,000l. for expenses, is due to the Queen's subjects.—Bristol, 21 Aug. 1574.
Endorsed : “27 Aug. 1574. The order for restitution of the goods arrested on either syde.”
Copy unsigned. 3½ pp.