CP 153, 22

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CP Volume 153 Folio 22

HMC Volume 1 Page 245 Number 765

Haynes Page 344 Number 346

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

3 July 1560 The Lord Admyrall to Secretary Cecill

From the Original.

SIR,

I WAS from hens at the comyng of your Letter, which Mr. Treseror receuyed in my absence. I haue had short Tyme to peruse it, and shortar Tyme to make Aunsar, such hast is made off this dyspach to yow. The Mattar off your Lettar is marvelously well lyked of her Hynes and the Cownsell, as indeede ther is gret Caws. God grant the Conclusyon to be so as the Lettar perportyth, which in my Judgment shall be honorable to her Hynes, and so I am sewar it is of all the Counsell conffesy'd; and soch, as more or somoch was hardly lokyd for. I trost no new Mattar shall be stay to the good Work that yow haue in Hand. If it shold, I can be bot sory, and so wold others; ye, all the Counsell as far as I can see. I can say no farder, bot God I humbly besech hym to grant all Things as well to doo for her Majestie's Honor and sewrte, as yow wold haue it, and yow and mysellf a quyet Tyme to pray for her Hynes at home. Apon the Fens-syd in Lyncolnsheir. From the Corte the 3d of July, 1560. Your assurid louyng Frend to Comand,

E. Clynton.

All your Frends are her mery, and all Things as yow lefte it. We all desyer your sone retorne hyther, wher I assure yow, yow shalbe gretly welcome.

To the Right Honourable and my singular good Friend Sir William Cycell Knight, principall Secretory to the Quene's Majestie.