CP 152, 151

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CP Volume 152 Folio 151

HMC Volume 1 Page 225 Number 715

Haynes Page 315 Number 314

Transcribed by Samuel Haynes in “A Collection of State Papers . . . 1542 to 1570” London, 1740

23 May 1560 The Lord Grey, to the Duke of Norfolk

From the Original.

PLEASE it your Grace, yesternight, I enterceptid a Messenger, passing betwene the Quene Dowagier and the Towne of Leighe, withe the Ciphre whiche I sende unto your Grace here inclosed: Wherin it must needes be, that some of their principallest Secretes are contained, bycause the Messenger confessithe that Fiers shoulde have byn made by theim of the Towne, for certaine especiall Signification of Matter of Importance betwene theim and the Dowagier. Uppon Deliverie of the Ciphre wherfore, if Means might be fownde to dissipher it, no dought but some Matter worthie Intelligence wolde be knowen therby. Refferring therfore the further Consideration of the same to your Grace good Discression, to be used as your Grace shall seeme best, I wishe Thincrease of your Honnor. At the Campe the 23d of Maye, 1560. Your Graces to Command, during my Lief,

William Grey.

To the Right Honnorable the Duke's Grace of Northfolke, Lieutenant Gennerall to the Quene's Majestie in the Northe Partes.