Venice: June 1583

Pages 57-59

Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 8, 1581-1591. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1894.

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June 1583

June 6. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 139. Matheo Zane, Venetian Ambassador in Spain, to the Doge and Senate.
The troops for the fleet have began to arrive in Lisbon. They are embarked at once to prevent their escaping, though it would have been better to keep them on shore till the time for sailing. The plague on the sea-board continues and even increases, inland it is decreasing
Madrid, 6th June 1583.
June 7. Copy of Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 140. Hieronimo Lippomano, Venetian Ambassador in Germany, to the Doge and Senate.
A gentleman sent by the Queen of England has arrived here by post. He expressed a great eagerness to see the Emperor. They asked him to wait till the Emperor returned. In the meantime he is lodged and boarded at an inn. They suppose his commission is to complain of the treatment that Queen received at the Diet of Augsburg from the maritime cities, and to endeavour to find some means of reducing these excessive tariffs.
Vienna, 7th June 1583.
June 10. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 141. Giovanni Moro, Venetian Ambassador in France, to the Doge and Senate.
The Duke of Lennox died lately, perhaps from grief at having fallen from his high estate in Scotland.
Paris, 10th June 1588.
June 14. Copy of Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 142. The Venetian Representatives at the Imperial Court. to the Doge and Senate.
All the Ministers are awaiting his Majesty's return. The English gentleman has resolved in the meantime to speak to the Archduke Ernst and to present the letters from his Queen offering the Garter to his Imperial Majesty. Some suppose that besides the question of the maritime cities the English representative is charged to speak in favour of the elector of Cologne.
Vienna, 14th June 1583.
June 14. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 143. Giovanni Francesco Moresini, Venetian Ambassador in Constantinople, to the Doge and Senate.
On board the Cireneo a Portuguese gentleman has arrived here from Don Antonia of Portugal. He brought letters from Don Antonio to the Sultan. He hoped to be here before the fleet sailed, and to obtain from his Majesty a large armament to attack the King of Spain. The fleet had not sailed, but the truce with Spain had been renewed. The Portuguese gentleman accordingly consulted the French Ambassador, in whose house he was lodged, as to the advisability of presenting his letters. He is afraid that to do so would only hasten the arrival of Marigliani, whom the Pasha would be sure to keep informed on every point concerning Spain. He will try to disturb the good understanding between Spain and Turkey.
Dalle Vigne di Pera, 14th June 1583.
[Italian; deciphered.]
June 28. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 144. Giovanni Francesco Moresini, Venetian Ambassador in Constantinople, to the Doge and Senate.
I am sorry I was not aware earlier of your desire to thwart English negotiations with the Porte. I have neither originals nor abstracts of your despatches to my predecessor, dated 14 June 1580, and as I was then on your service in Spain, I could not have had any inkling of your orders in this matter. It is quite possible that an occasion may still arrive for carrying your wishes into effect, although negotiations are far forward, as my letters to you will have shown.
Dalle Vigne di Pera, 28th June 1583.
[Italian; deciphered.]