CP 152, 61

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CP Volume 152 Folio 61

HMC Volume 1 Page 189 Number 629

Haynes Page 257 Number 235

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

28 Feb 1559 From the Counsayle to the Duke of Norfolk

From a Minute of Secretary Cecill.

After our most harty Commendations to your good Lordship. By your Letters of the 24th, we perceyve in what Estate your Things be there, both by Chestir's Reporte, whom your Lordship sent to Edenburgh; and by the Arryvall of the Lords of Scotland. All that we take most care of now, is, that we feare the Purpose shall have to many Delays, and Tyme shalbe so spent, as the adversary will grow too strong, and the Chargees of the Queene's Majesty to greate: Wherof we doubt not but your Lordship hath, and will haue as much Consideration as possible may be. We think your Lordship doth very well to consort William Wynter, and such as serue there, for we be sure they haue a soore and paynefull Tyme. One thing there is, wherein your Lordship must by your Perswsion procure, that Sir James Crofft may not think, that it procedeth of any lack of our Consideration of hym, in that he is thus soddenly appoynted to enter with the Lord Grey. And to furder the Cause we most hartely besech your Lordship, that in twoo Thyngs he may be considered; the one is, in gyving hym Reputation and Creditt, the other is, in making hym a convenient Allowance for his Interteynment. For the Creditt we knowe he deserveth it; and we be assured the Lord Grey will allow of it, hauing himselfe sued first for hym: As for the Allowance, we thynk it necessary to make it the larger, because of his soddayn warning. And so still we besech your good Lordship lett as little Tyme be now spent as may be, whereof being wisely used, we doubt not but much good must nedes ensue.