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The Cecil Papers at Hatfield House
CP Vol 138 f.21
HMC Vol 1 p 181 No 617
Haynes Page 241 Number 222
Transcribed by Samuel Haynes
From my Lord his Grace and the Counsaile here, to the Lords and others of the Pryuie Counsaile, Feb. 15, 1559
From the D. of Norfolk's Book of Entries.
AFTER our most hartie Commendations to your good Lordships. Whereas it pleased you to addresse your Lettres of the 3d of February to me the Duke of Noffolk, with certeine Articles concernynge the Fortyfycations at Barwick, to be annswered by Sir James Croffts, and others dissenting from Sir R. Lee's Opynion, touching the seid Fortyfycations, as in your said Lettres is conteyned: I did upon the same, advertise the seid Sir James Croffts thereof, and sente unto hym the Platte with your seid Lettres and Articles to be annswered, according to your Pleasure: And nowe what hath wrytten againe to me in that Part, your Lordships shall perceive by his Lettres, whiche I send you her inclosed; not doubting but your Lordships woll waie and consider the same as apeteineth. For in our Opynyons before the Workes proceade any further, the Matter wold be reasoned and well debated, rather uppon the Viewe of the Grownde, then of the Platte; and therfore the seid Sir R. Lee and sum skilfull Men, to be snet hither, with the more spede for that Puposse.
Tho. Norffolk, W. Gray, R. Sadlier. Geo. Howard, F. Leke.