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CP Volume 152 Folio 41
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Transcribed by Samuel Haynes
15 Jan 1559. From the Counsayle to my Lord of Norfolk's Grace
From a Minute of Secretary Cecill.
AFTER our most harty Comendationes to your Grace. Wheras the Queene's Majestie understandethe by your last Lettres sent to me the Secretary, with the others included from the Erle of Arrayne and Lord James, the daungerous Estate of the sayde two Lords, and theyre Powre in Fyffe; wherunto the most present Remedy seemithe Tharryvall of hir Majestie's Navye, which is, as we surely know, hyndred with contrary Wynds: Her Majesty meaning that the Frenche shuld not have theyr Wills in Fyffe, wold that your Lordship (as partly ye have don by sending of Sir Raphe Sadler to Barwik) have speedy regard therto, and devyse the best waye that may be, how the saide two Lords and theyre Powers may be releved; which, because yt cannot be, as we think, for lack of Ships to transporte any Powre, yt must be with ayde of Monny, yf otherwise ye shall not see mete. Wherin, whatsoever we sholl here determyne, we can not so well resolve as your Grace shall see meete: Only this we all think most necessary, that the Skottish Powre shuld not be overcom, considering they shall have ayde, as soon as possible may be devised; which thing your Grace shall best understand by her Majestie's Letters sent by the Lord of Brinaston. And so we most hartely commend your Grace to the Tuition of the Almyghty.
From Westminster the 15th of January 1559. To my Lord of Norfolk's Grace.