CP 152, 163

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CP Volume 152 Folio 163

[copy CP Volume 138 Folio 37]

HMC Volume 1 Page 228 Number 723

Haynes Page 319 Number 321

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

30 May 1560 The Duke of Norfolk to Secretary Cecill

From the Original.

FOR that (good Mr. Secretarie) yow shulde not thinke your Journey long, I thought good nowe and then to scrible unto yow of our Occurrants here. I received Intelligence this Daye oute of the Campe, that the Penurie of Victuall that the Frenche be in, groweth nowe almost manifest. I thinke they coulde be contented to be rid of their Woomen and Children; but by the Grace of God, that shall not be suffered. At the Assault, the Woomen did us much woo: We shall see whither nowe they will recompence us again, with eating upp their Victell. I praye God send them suche Scarcitie therof, as it maye be an occasion to prevent the Treatie. There is nothing nowe to be wisshed for the Furtherance of this Cause so muche, as in hastenyng hither the newe Supplie of Men, Money, and Amunitions: For my Lord Grey doubteth what the Frenche will Entreprise uppon his fewe Nombers, if that they shuld be driven to any Desperation. Thus beyng glad that Opportunitie shall so sarve me nowe, as that I maye declare my hole Mynde unto yow in sume Things, that I durst not committ to my Pen, I bid yow most hartelie farewell. From Barwick the 30th of May 1560. Yours assurydlye,

Tho. Norffolke.