Simancas: August 1563

Pages 346-347

Calendar of State Papers, Spain (Simancas), Volume 1, 1558-1567. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1892.

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August 1563

26 Aug. 240. Luis De Paz to the King.
Bishop Quadra, may he rest in glory, sent me recently on certain business concerning your Majesty. When I returned I found the Bishop so ill that he only lived six hours after, and although he understood and answered me sensibly he was in great grief that he should drop from his work just when he hoped to succeed. He expired with the words "I can do no more." Diego Perez, his secretary, is going to give an account of his death and other affairs to your Majesty, and I refer your Majesty to him for further information respecting the business I had in hand, as he understands it better than I.—26th August 1563.