Cecil Papers: January 1581

Pages 373-374

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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January 1581

938. Archibald Douglas.
1580/1, Jan. 9. Copy of the letters of horning, &c. against Archibald Douglas, of Glasgow.—Jan. 9, 1580.
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939. The Duke of Anjou to the Queen.
1580/1 ?], Jan. 21. His desire to maintain himself in her good graces has caused him to anticipate the visit of the Commissioners to her Majesty by the present letter, being unable to remain longer without news from her. Trusts her presence will not be much longer forbidden to him, for the Commissioners are on the point of departure, and peace is once more established in this kingdom, and on such a footing that the happy repose which will succeed to the country cannot be called into doubt. Hopes now to receive from her Majesty the proof of the goodwill which she has promised him for several years past. Has instructed M. de Marchaumont to speak with her concerning Simier, and begs her to give credence to what he says.—Bordeaux, 21 January.
French. 2 pp.
940. The Anjou Marriage.
1580/1, Jan 24. An attested copy of the Duke of Anjou's Commission to [Louis) de Bourbon, Count de Soissons; Louis de Bourbon, Duc de Montpensier; François de Bourbon, Prince Dauphin; the Maréchal de Cosse; the Sieurs de Lansac, Carrouges, La Mothe Fénélon, and Mauvissière; Barnabé de Brissaç; Claude Pinart, and others; to treat concerning his marriage with the Queen of England.—Dated 24 Jan. 1581.
French. 3 pp.
941.—The Privy Council to Lord Burghley.
1580/1, Jan. 30. Licensing Mr. Henry Ughteed to transport 500 quarters of wheat into Ireland.—Westminster, 30 Jan. 1580.
Signed :—E. Lyncoln, T. Sussex, F. Bedford, R. Leycester, Fra. Walsyngham, and Tho. Wylson.
1 p.