Henry VIII: February 1517, 21-28

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 2, 1515-1518. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1864.

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February 1517

21 Feb.
R. O.
2947. LEO X. to WOLSEY.
In behalf of Hadrian, Cardinal St. Chrysogon, Bishop of Bath, who complains of being unjustly accused by Wolsey of not having informed him of the restitution of the Bishop of Tournay. Assures Wolsey he (the pope) never communicated the affair to the Cardinal or to any one else, as Wolsey and the King will learn more at length by other briefs. Rome, 21 Feb. 1517, 4 pont.
Add.: Thomæ Card. Ebor.
21 Feb.
R. O.
No news since writing on the 18th, except that the Emperor goes about on pilgrimages and hunting to be out of the way, as they suppose, till they hear from the King. He has now been absent eight days. Preparation is made here for great jousts on the first Sunday in Lent before the Emperor and my Lady. The King of Castile will not be there. Writes only to send a packet from Mr. Secretary. Chievres and the Chancellor have gone to Cambray, as already hinted. Sion remains in Mechlin. My Lady is still at Brussels. Mechlin, 21 Feb.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: My Lord Cardinal of York.
21 Feb.
R. O.
Account taken before Sir Edw. Belknapp, of Edmund Abbot of St. Mary's, York; before Sir John Cutte, of Wm. Pawne, avener of the Household, of John Mery, clerk of the Spicery, and other collectors of three dismes in the province of York, granted by the late convocation; from 28 Feb. 5 Hen. VIII. to 3 Jan. 8 Hen. VIII.
In hand, 7,714l. 15s. 4¼d.
Paid to Lord Darcy, Captain of Berwick, for wages of 40 persons in his retinue, 436l. 13s. 4d.
To Wm. Pawne, for the garrison of Berwick, 8,134l. 9s.; for wages of 200 horsemen at Norham, 100 at 8d., 100 at 6d. a day, 1,143l. 6s. 8d.; for the wages of crews at Berwick and Norham, 1,290l. 15s. 10d.; for wages of 50 gunners at Berwick, 230l. 15s. 10d.
To Th. Denys, Vice-admiral of the north fleet, for wages of the captains and others, for 1 month, 345l. 8s. 4d. For the victualling of the north fleet for 1 month, 1,051 persons, at 18d. a week; sc. to W. Ellerker, captain of The Mary James, 200 men, 60l.; to Wm. Mygenall, of The Mary and John, 180 men, 54l.; to Th. Denys, of The Ann Gallant, 184 men, 40l. 4s.; to John Isham, of The Christopher Davy, 132 men, 39l. 12s.; to Wm. Symonde, of The Magdalen of Pole, 85 men, 25l. 10s.; to Hen. Denys, of The Mary James of Dertmouth, 88 men, 26l. 8s.; to Geo. Whitcombe, of The Mary of Falmouth, 82 men, 24l. 12s.; to Lewes Sotheryn, of The Elizabeth of Newcastle, 100 men, 30l.; to Rob. Johnson, of The Bark of Shirebroke, 50 men, 15l.
Also to Wm. Pawne, 12 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII., for victualling the fleet and for wages, 1,000l.; to W. Sabyne, John Hansard, Rob. Draper, and Rob. Appleyard, captains of other ships in the north fleet, for wages and victualling, 423l. 7s. 1d.; to master Th. Magnus, the King's chaplain, by virtue of letters of the King dated 13 Aug. 7 Hen. VIII., 1,333l. 6s. 8d.; by virtue of letters from my Lord Cardinal, dated 25 Nov. 8 Hen. VIII., 40l.
For expences of conveying the money to Th. Denys, and to Wm. Sabyne and the rest, 7l. Total, 14,253l. 14s. 5d.
Remainder in the hands of the Abbot, 2,098l. 17s. 11½d.
Allowed the Abbot for his expences in sending to the collectors of the 3 dismes of the province of York, and for his expences in coming to London to make his last declaration before Sir John Cutte, 28 Feb. 1514, 50l.
Roll, m. 4.
21 Feb.
S. B.
2950. For LEWIS and JOHN HARPESFELD of London, mercers.
Protection for three years; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wyngfeld, Deputy of Calais. Del. Westm., 21 Feb.
Fr. 8 Hen. VIII. m. 9.
21 Feb.
P. S.
2951. For TH. OTLAY, grocer, of London alias of Nelmes, Essex.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wyngfeld, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 18 Feb. 8 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Feb.
Fr. 8 Hen. VIII. m. 9.
22 Feb.
R. O.
Received his letter dated Calais, 19 Feb., stating that one Glawd, a Lombard, had left Paris on Monday last. He arrived at Tournay on Wednesday. He says he has not been at Paris these three months, but at Amiens. Commanded him to prison these three months, but at Amiens. Commanded him to prison till he hears further from Wingfield. Thinks he must have heard talk of the French King's coming to Cambray. Tournay, 22 Feb. Sealed.
P. 1. Add.. To the right honorable [Sir] Richard Whyngfeild, knight, Deputy of Calais.
22 Feb.
R. O.
Indenture, 22 Feb. 8 Hen. VIII., between Thomas, Cardinal Abp. of York, Lord Chancellor, and John Heron, treasurer of the Chamber, in the King's name, on the one part, and Leonard Freschobald, merchant of Florence, and Anthony Cavalary, merchant of Luke, on the other.—Freschobald and Cavalary, with others, by obligations of 14 July 1515, stand bound to Wolsey, Heron, and Sir Edw. Belknap in 24,000l.,—6,000l. to be paid on 1 Aug. 1523, the same in 1531, 1539, and 1547,—which sum "Jerome Freschobald and his fellowship, Leonard and Anthony and other" owe the King for Turkish alum, for ready money paid to them, respiting the customs and the King's loan money.—Also Charles Duke of Suffolk, Jerome and Leonard Freschobald, and their fellowships, Anthony and John Cavalary, are bound to Wolsey and Heron in 12,000l., for money lent by the King to the said Duke, to be paid in 1531, or before that, if the King need it by reason of war.—The said Leonard and Anthony also owe the King 24,000l. for customs, the King's loan money, and patents given by the King to his subjects, and bought up by the said Leonard and Anthony, payable at long terms.
Considering that the days of payment are very distant, Wolsey and Heron have convenanted with the said Leonard and Anthony, that they shall pay 2,000l. a year at Christmas, for 30 years; and to bring them to this agreement the King has rebated to them 2,958l. 7s. 6d. of divers obligations amounting to 3,325l. 14s. 2d., wherein they and others were bound to the King's use for the delivery of saltpetre within six years, at 6d. a lb. The remaining 367l. 6s. 8d. the said Leonard and Anthony are to pay the King by discharging him of the 200 marks which they paid for him to "the folkes (Fokers ?) of Antwerp" for the loss of an exchange of 8,000l. which Thomas Fuller made for the King, and of 34l. they paid to Sir John Baker by the King's command; and they promise to pay the remaining 200l. They are to give thirty obligations, each for 2,000l., of Jerome Freschobald of London, Leonard Freschobald of Bruges, Leonard, Alexander, Philip, Anthony, John, and Francis Freschobald of Florence, Anthony and John Cavalary of Luke, Dominicus de Canisanis of Florence, and John and Bernard de Pilly of Florence.
Signed by the King. Two seals.
Parchment. Endd.
22 Feb.
S. B.
2954. To CUTHBERT TUNSTAL, Master of the Rolls.
To cancel eight recognizances of 300l. each, made by Geo. Earl of Shrewsbury, 27 May 5 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 22 Feb. 8 Hen. VIII.
22 Feb.
P. S.
2955. For JOHN PHASACRELEY alias BRENTE, and WM. WYNESBURY, yeoman of the Guard.
Annuity of 10l., in survivorship, out of the issues of Denbigh. Greenwich, 25 March 7 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Feb.
Pat. 8 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 13.
22 Feb.
P. S.
2956. For JOHN SMYTHE of Walsingham, Norf., rauseman alias tallowchandler.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wingfeld, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 16 Feb. 8 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Feb.
23 Feb.
R. O.
Receipt by Wm. Blackenhall, clerk of the King's Spicery, for 100l. had of Rob. Preston, goldsmith, for the charges of the Queen of Scots, 23 Feb. 8 Hen. VIII.
Galba, B. V. 364.
B. M.
2958. [HEN. VIII.] to [the EARL OF WORCESTER and others.]
Has received their letters dated Mechlin, 12th and 13th, showing their communications with the Emperor, the Archduchess and the Cardinal of Sion. The answers they had received indicate distrust and untowardness. Although the King had written to them, on receiving the resolution of the Emperor to ratify the treaty of Noyon, to express sharply the King's dissatisfaction, yet, as Sion has assured Wolsey that the Emperor is determined notwithstanding to perform all he has promised to England, the King thinks it necessary to refrain for a time. "For remembering the brittleness of the Emperor, and of what prompt[itude] he is to subdain mutations, seeking often occasions upon light displeasures to color his unconstant dealing, and so cawseles to depart from a friend, better it is to dissemble for a season till we may see the end, than by such means to provoke his further displeasures," otherwise all their labors will be lost. They are to say that though the King was somewhat pensive at the deliverance of Verona and his acceptance of the treaty of Noyon, yet, considering his wisdom, the King is willing to think all for the best, and will expect the fulfilment of his promises. They are also to remove from the Emperor's mind all notion of the King's unpopularity with his nobles and subjects. They are to proceed warily in urging the removal of such councillors as are in authority there, and to feel the Emperor's mind touching the interview with the Kings of England and Castile, and, if possible, to have it in Calais.
Notwithstanding their advice that the King should not accept any one of the four ways proposed for the confirmation, to avoid giving France an occasion to triumph, the King thinks it better to accept the fourth: the words redditus et emolumenta are not of much importance. They are to cause the treaty to be confirmed anew within three months by the King of Castile; to which, Sion writes, the Emperor is agreeable. The French supposed that the King of England, who pretends title to France, expected by those words to have succor from the King of Castile in recovering the revenues of France, which never was intended, but rather to assist in recovering the rents and dowers of the Queen of France (Mary) in case the King attacked it on refusal. The other clause, "grave damnum, &c." is sufficient. They are to inform the Emperor that they have written to the King of England, and received his answer. Assented to the premises, and expected that within three months he will cause the treaty to be confirmed anew with the words redditus, &c. inserted.
Draft, corrected by Ruthal; pp. 5, mutilated.
23 Feb.
Galba, B. V. 93.
B. M.
Encloses him a letter he has received from the Dean of Tournay, Lord Dorrer's brother, referring to the old communication. Has answered he will soon be at Tournay. It will be best to hear what he has to say. Does not like dealing with these two princes, and thinks they dissemble. Master Donstall (Tunstal) and he have written to the King. The Emperor is at Malines. Malines, 23 Feb. Signed.
Pp. 2, mutilated.
f. 94. ii. C. DE CREQUY to WORCESTER.
When he departed from Tournay left a letter for him with Jerningham, telling him of the ill success of his travels. Has been compelled to summon his oppouents for the arrements of his predecessor. As he has to settle the difference of his nephews, cannot leave for a long time. Has talked with certain great lords on the subject, which Worcester knows, and doubts not some great good will come of it. Tournay, 16 Feb.
Hol., Fr., p. 1, mutilated. Add.: Mons, le Chambellan, Conte de Worcestres.
23 Feb.
R. O.
2960. LEO X. to WOLSEY.
In behalf of John Francis de Bardi, a Florentine merchant, in some mercantile suit. Rome, 23 Feb. 1517, 4 pont.
Vellum. Add.
23 Feb.
Vit. B. III. 124.
B. M.
Is greatly vexed at Wolsey's displeasure that Hadrian had sent him no notice of the restitution made by the Pope to the elect of Tournay. Knew nothing of it. Has begged the Pope to certify as much. The Pope told him it had been settled between himself and Francis at Bologna, without any witnesses, at the arrangement for the Pragmatic; and that he had committed the cause to certain Cardinals, and had written to Wolsey that the matter could not be otherwise. Hopes Wolsey will not believe his traducers. He is and ever will be his faithful servant, whatever his crafty accusers may say to the contrary. Rome, 23 Feb. 1517.
Hol., Lat., pp. 2, mutilated.
24 Feb.
Er. Ep. I. 18
Cannot at present give any determinate answer to his letter written by command of the King of France. He will not find the Aphorisms such as he expects. If he wishes to see any work of Erasmus, refers him to his Institutio Christiani Principis. Antwerp, 6 kal. Mart. 1516.
Is glad to hear that the lucubrations of Th. Linacre have been printed at Paris. Begs him to send for More's Utopia, if he has not yet read it, and wishes to see the true source of all political evils.
24 Feb.
Calig. E. III. 3.
B. M.
Has received [from] the Master of the Rolls letters in cipher to himself and the King. Sends extracts and deciphers. Chievres and the Chancellor start difficulties after their fashion; but as the Master of the Rolls thinks to proceed further in his devices, there is no great [fear]. Has, with the advice of the judges, perfected such articles as are to be passed in the parliament of Ireland. Tells him to sign and send back the papers. Encloses letters from Spinelly, which he begs he may have back with those of the Master of the Rolls. Westminster, 24 Feb.
Sends the writings made by the Earl of Oxford for the nomination of officers in the forest of Waltham. Signed.
Pp. 1, mutilated.
24 Feb.
Galba, B. V. 95.
B. M.
Have received his two letters of the 15th and 16th from Greenwich under one seal, by which it appears that their own of the 3rd, 8th and 9th had come to hand, but not that of the 12th, in which they had explained their opinion of the present state of affairs. Things have succeeded so differently from what was expected, that they know not how to act until they receive further instructions. The Emperor has ratified the treaty of Noyon without asking the King's consent, concealing his intentions from the ambassadors until the very day. Hearing that he was about to do this in spite of his promise made to them at Brussels, they with great importunity obtained an interview, and warned him of the dangers it would bring on himself and the King of Castile. Were heard patiently, but received no answer. The Emperor went to Brussels the same day, and swore to the treaty in his own name the day following. My Lady also dissembled with them. The Cardinal of Sion, who told them of it before the Emperor left, pretended to have done his best to prevent it. The thing had evidently been long resolved. on. The authority of the governors has increased rather than diminished. Doubt much if the Emperor ever intended to remove them. Have not said anything about them, either to the Emperor's Council or to Cardinal Gurk: for if the thing had become known to the King of Castile, it would have confirmed their authority for ever.
As to the confirmation of the amity between Henry and the King of Castile, have shown in what stage it is in their letter of the 12th. Told the Emperor on their first coming that they had a commission to treat for a meeting between Henry, himself and the King of Castile, but were informed by Cardinal Gurk that the Emperor considered everything depended upon the confirmation. Think it better, therefore, not to urge the meeting; first, because they do not know how Henry may take these repeated violations of promises, and, secondly, because Hesdin told Worcester that the King of Castile will not go further than St. Omer's to any meeting, and that he had seen the copy of a letter sent by Cardinal Gurk to the Pope, advising his holiness to dissuade the King of Castile from confirming the alliance with England: so that the Cardinal is evidently in the French interest. No overture has been made to them on the Emperor's part for remodelling the treaty with England, except the four ways of which they wrote on the 12th. Have used all importunity to obtain audiences of the Emperor, but have only succeeded twice: once before he went to Antwerp, where he bid them remain behind him, and once at his return thence before he went to Brussels, where he has now been eleven days, ordering them meanwhile to remain at Mechlin and wait his arrival. On receiving an answer to their letter of the 12th, will use all diligence and be plain with him, as they have been already with my Lady and the Cardinal Sion. Have no confidence in the former concealing anything from the King of Castile's Council. The Governor of Brescia is always with her. The Emperor arrived here late last night. The King of Castile and his sister are coming hither to the jousts on 1 March. Mechlin, 24 Feb. Signed.
Pp. 5, slightly mutilated.
25 Feb.
R. O.
Wrote on the 7th how the Pope had acted in the matter of Tournay, regarding justice first, and next the King and Wolsey. Begs Wolsey's favor for his friend and fellow citizen, John Francis de Bardi, in a dispute with Francis de Bardi. Rome, 25 Feb. 1517. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. and endd.
26 Feb.
R. O.
Received a letter from Jerningham this day that he has put in hold one Glawde Lombard of Tournay; and desires Wolsey's opinion. Calais, 26 Feb. Signed.
P.S. in his own hand.—The personage arrived this evening of whom Thyrkell has the conveyance. Has provided him transport at midnight, as Calais was not a fit place for him to remain in, and advanced him 40s.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Cardinal of [York,] Chancellor of England.
R. O.
2967. SPY MONEY.
Sums paid by Sir Ric. Wyngfeld, Deputy of Calais, to the King's spy (fn. 1) in France.
12 July and 19 Aug., 40 livres Tournois = 4l. 9s. 8d. each time; 19 Aug., 10 and 27 Sept., and 6 Oct., to the priest, 4 livres; 3 Nov., to an old man that brought letters from the spy, 12 livres; 2 Dec., to the spy, 40 livres; to the priest, 12 livres; 28 Jan., to the spy, 30 livres, and to the priest, 6 livres; 20 Feb., to the priest, 4 livres. Total, 22l. 10s. 2d., st.
P. 1.
26 Feb.
Galba, B. V. 100.
B. M.
Wrote last on the 24th. That same morning the Emperor sent to them to know if they had had an answer from the King to their letters of the 12th. Were sent for the same day by the Emperor, who told them, the Cardinal of Gurk only being present, that since he had been at Brussels he had deliberated with the King of Castile's Council, and it was suggested that, besides the four ways already mentioned, a fifth was practicable, viz., that as all the difficulty lay in the words redditus et emolumenta, in case the French refused payment of the pension due to England the thing might be referred to the arbitration of the King of Castile and the Emperor, named by France and England respectively; and that the King of Castile and he had empowered their commissioners at Cambray to do what they could in the matter.
Replied that as the French King was bound by his oath and under the censures of the Church to pay the pension, which he had hitherto done regularly, they could not see that there was any occasion to compromise it; and, as it was a question between Henry and the King of Castile whether those words should stand in the treaty, they could not understand what was meant by proposing to refer it to the latter. Decline to advise how the matter should be framed, having no commission to treat, but were ready to refer to Henry any suggestion for securing this pension. Asked the Cardinal of Sion afterwards the meaning of the overture, who said he could not tell, and that he had told the Emperor himself it would look like an intrigue of the French through him to render payment of the pension less secure. Reminded Sion that the Emperor had expressly promised by him not to accept the treaty of Noyon without Henry's consent. He replied that he had gone no further than he was charged to do; he had made the promises in sincerity for his part, which my Lady Margaret had made as well; that he thought he had made the Emperor ashamed of himself; that he had received letters out of England, imputing it to him that faith was not kept; to which he would reply, showing that he had done the best he could; that he believed nevertheless the Emperor would no more forsake England than his own nephew (grandson) the King; and that the governors were not in such favor as they used to be.
Replied they could only judge of men's thoughts by their deeds, and that the Emperor still trusted the governors, having commissioned them to treat on matters of such great importance. On their alluding to the proposed marriage of the Emperor to my Lady of Angouleme, the Cardinal said he did not believe it. Think, from what they have heard at Brussels from Sir Thomas Spinelly, the governors intend that the King of Castile, as surety for the French King, shall promise that the pension be truly paid. After the interview the Emperor sent them word by Wingfield that they were too young by eight days, referring, as they supposed, to the return of the governors from Cambray. Cardinal Gurk told Wingfield it would be a fine sight to have all the four Kings meet together. The day after the overture, being Ash-Wednesday, was a great and solemn joust, at which the King of Castile was present. It was appointed on that day on his account. This morning the Emperor left for Liere; thence he will go to a castle beside Antwerp. The ambassadors are to stay at Mechlin and send him word when they have answer to their letters of the 12th. Mechlin, 26 Feb. Signed.
Pp. 4, mutilated.
26 Feb.
R. O.
Wrote last on the 12th from Malines, transmitting a letter to Wolsey, one from Sion, and one to the writer's brother Lewis. Sends these by his servant, Rob. Baron, only to show his extreme need of money. Has heard nothing from Friscovald, but has borrowed from his father 50l. and 10l. in black velvet. Knows not where to get the remainder of the 100l. for his diets, the term of which began on the 6 Nov. Malines, 26 Feb. 1517.
P.S.—Desires to be commended to Wolsey, to whom he does not write, (fn. 2) knowing that my Lord Chamberlain and the Vice-chancellor do when they see reason, of which he does not inquire. Has done his part in preserving the amity between the King and the Emperor, and in conveying the latter into these parts. Leaves the rest to his superiors.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: To the Rt. Worshipful, &c., Brian Tuke, clerk of the King our Master's Signet, and Governor of his Posts. Endd. by Agarde: "Sir Rob. Wingfield's Letters. Exd. 29 April 1612."
28 Feb.
R. O.
Received on the 24th the King's letters dated Greenwich the 7th, directed to Humph. Banister, the mayor here, himself and others, by which it appears that Thomas Thacker, merchant of the Staple at Calais, has commenced an action against Peter Roye, Peter Denegroo and Barth. Castapolegryno for winning money of him by deceit with the connivance of the controller (Wilsher) and mayor. Protests his innocence. Has been fourteen years the controller, and there was never a man could say but that he had done his best for the furtherance of justice. Calais, the last day or February. (fn. 3)
Hol., pp. 3. Add.
28 Feb.
P. S.
2971. For JOHN COWPER of Ippeswiche, butcher.
Protection; going in the retinue of Ric. Wingfeld, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 25 Feb. 8 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Feb.
Fr. 8 Hen. VIII. m. 7.
R. O.
2972. TOURNAY.
"Credence to be showed by the King's servant William Bartholomewe unto Sir Richard Jernyngham, kt., Deputy of the city of Tournay, and to William Pawne and other of the King's Council there, touching the finishing and performance of the new citadel."
The King has seen the articles devised by the Earl of Worcester at his last being at Tournay, for the citadel there. He thinks the same too costly, and therefore commands the following: 1. The wall newly begun for enclosing the citadel is to be raised such a height as to make it defensible. 2. The tower at Port Brulè. the gate and drawbridge at Pont Chateau to be set forward; and all other works suspended at present, that the garrison may enter the city on May Day. 3. Sir Richard Jerningham the next pay day to discharge 300 foot and 100 horse. 4. 2,000 artificers to be retained for the works to be ordered by the King's Deputy, who can also act as soldiers. 5. When the works have reached a defensible height, the laborers to be reduced to 500 or 600. The thickness of the wall to be reduced as it rises, to fifteen feet at the top. 7. Laborers to be appointed for the other works at the discretion of William Pawne. 8. Four towers to have one vault and no more; the others to be finished afterwards. 9. Overseers to be appointed by the Deputy. 10. Jerningham to certify what soldiers remain, that provision may be made. 11. As the Flanders money is decried the Deputy to issue English money at his discretion. 12. It is considered the sums already advanced to him will be sufficient, as the garrison is now reduced from 2,000 to 1,000. 13. William Pawne to acquaint the Deputy and Council with all payments made by him. Signed above by the King.
Pp. 5.
Calig. E. I. 114.
B. M.
2973. _ to _.
Started from Tournay for Paris. The King, the Queen, the Gouvernante Vendosme, and others, are lodged in the palace. Du Reu, Great Master of the Catholic King's household, has been well received. He was attended to the palace by Dorvalle, and there met by the King, who conducted him by the hand to his oratory, and sat on a bench beside him. The Toison was brought in. They took the mass together. Du Reu left on the 8th Feb. There was a rumor in France that the King was to go to Peronne and St. Quentin to form some marriage alliance with the Emperor, and lay siege to Tournay. The design has been interrupted. The French say that the Emperor "leur vallie tousjours des caus" (is worth battles to them ?). Mons ... is going to Cambray to meet Chievres on a matter touching Mons. de Bourbon. He has parted with the King with a bad grace. It is said he has shown the King the poverty of the country; some say, because he would not consent that the [country] of Gueldres should be put in the hands of the King, because of his sister, who has espoused the Duke d' ... the heir of Gueldres. The scholars of Paris have played a farce "au [logis] du Cardinal," consisting of six personages, sc., le Medecin, Dame Rapinne, ..., le bon gensdarme, Le Tout, La Poulette. Gives an account of it. Adds that this Poulette is a lady of Paris, wife of an avocat, Mons. Disha ..., and daughter of President Le Cocq, of whom the King was amorous. The governors of the King are [the Sieur de] Boysy, Grand Master of France, [Guill. Gouffier,] brother of Mons. de Boysy ... Mons. le Grand Escuyer Ytalien. It is said that Mons. de B[ourbon and Madame la] Regente "sont bien d'accord ensemble."
Fr., pp. 4, mutilated.


  • 1. Sir William? See Strype's Mem. I. App. 7.
  • 2. This part underlined and marked in the margin.
  • 3. See Vol. I. No. 5712.