Cecil Papers: June 1611

Pages 300-301

Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 21, 1609-1612. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1970.

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June 1611

The King to Lord Treasurer Salisbury
1611, June 4. Warrant to allow Sir William Anstruther, knt, to transport out of England into Scotland for his own use, without paying any custom, the following parcels of plate, viz., one basin and ewer of silver, two stoups, four bowls, two salts, one sugar box and spoon, two candlesticks and twelve spoons, weighing in all 261½ ounces. Palace of Westminster, 4 June, 9 James 1.
Sign Manual 2/3 p. (129 65)
James Burrell to Thomas Wilson
1611, June 6. Sends him by Thomas Anderson, the master of the ship who traffics to Berwick, "4 salmond souced, in a cage". Thanks him for his favours. Doubts not Wilson will use the best means he can in his behalf, for his business with the Lord Treasurer. Berwick, 6 June, 1611.
Holograph ½p. (86 77)
The King to Lord Treasurer Salisbury
1611, June 6. By our letters patents bearing date the 6th day of March in the eighth year of our reign, we have given unto Sir Thomas Mounson, knt., the office of Master of our Armoury within the Tower of London, as also in our galleries at Greenwich, immediately after the decease of Sir Henry Lee, late Master. Forasmuch as we are now given to understand Sir Henry Lee is lately deceased, by means whereof the same office is descended to Sir Thomas Mounson, we let you wit our pleasure is that you forthwith appoint trusty persons to make a true and perfect view and remain of all our armour and other munition or habiliments of war now within the Tower of London or any other place appertaining to the office of Master of our Armoury, and so much thereof as were lately in the custody or keeping of Sir Henry Lee or any other person appointed for the purpose to deliver over by books under the hands of the commissioners, so by you appointed, into the custody of Sir Thomas Mounson; and that the commissioners do likewise in the same books under their hands distinguish and certify the old decayed and unserviceable armour, munition and habiliments of war of all sorts from the good and serviceable, especially such as they find unfit to be given in charge or to be kept in our said office. And that you make allowances from time to time unto the said commissioners for their diets and other charges expended in the said services, to be paid out of the Receipt of our Exchequer, as in like services has been accustomed. Palace of Westminster, 6 June, 9 James 1.
Sign Manual Signet 1m. (129 66(1))
John Finet to [Viscount Cranborne]
1611, June 24. ". . . . greater shame to gather phrases than riches, when they are to serve the mind as these the body. I know one of the learnedest tongues and judgments of this land that scorned neither the pains nor the notes to compile with his own hands for his private use a just volume of English elegancies, phrases and synonyms. But the amassing of these is nothing without application and exercises, which may be performed in framing letters out of imagined subjects to and from yourself. 24 June, 1611.
Holograph Last page only of a letter, the first portion wanting. Endorsed in a later hand: "John Finet, governor to Lord Salisbury's son."
1p. (129 66(2))