CP 152, 155

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CP Volume 152 Folio 155

HMC Volume 1 Page 226 Number 719

Haynes Page 317 Number 318

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

24 May 1560 Mr Thomas Randolphe, to Secretary Cecill

From the Original.

THER hathe nothynge chauncede here of late worthe the Reporte, that I am sure is not come unto your Knowledge. I have nothynge at this present but to gyve your Honor moste humble Thanks, that yt pleasethe you to have me in your Remembrance, as I perceave by your Letters unto the Lord Lidingeton. My good wyll of Service shall not fayle, whersomever the same may be imployed to your Honor. I am requestede to see these Letters inclosed salfelye to come unto your Hands: He desyrethe also hartilie to be recomended unto your Honor with Contynuance of your Favor and Furtherance, as hytherto you have begone of this Worke, that is nowe in Hande; wherin both God shalbe greatly praysed, the Quene's Majestie receave immortall Fame, and the Posterite of those that nowe lyve, alwayes have a yoyfull Remembrance of their Forefathers worthie Actes. Thus moste humbly I tayke my Leave. Wrytten from the Campe the 24th of Maye 1560. Yt ys determyned that the Lorde of St. Jones shall shortly be with you, but not yett knowne what tyme he shall departe: Your Advice herin is greatly desyred; untill which may be had, I wyll do what I cane to staye hym. The Lords here have receaved no small Comforte of the Duk's gracious Letters unto them of the Quene's Majestie's Determination for their Supporte, bysyds also her Grace's Pleasure declared by Sir Peter Carrow. Your Honours always to Commaunde,

Thomas Randolphe.

To the Right Honorable Sir William Cicill Knyght, Secretarie unto the Quene's Majestie.