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The Cecil Papers at Hatfield House
CP Volume 152 Folio 124
HMC Volume 1 Page 209 Number 668
Haynes Page 289 Number 275
Transcribed by Samuel Haynes
14 April 1560. From the Quene's Majestie to the Lord Gray
From a Minute of Sir William Petre.
RIGHT trusty and welbeloued we grete you well. We have understanded by Sir George Howarde thole Discourse of your Procedings from your Entrie into Scotland, to you Approche before Lethe at his Departure; wherin we see our expecation in you very well performed: And for your self we use thies few Woords, continue you to be as we always have juged you, and you shall fynde us good Lady to you, as you can deserve. For our trusty and faithfull Servants that be with you, we pray you give them for ther service our comfortable Thanks; and specially let them, which adventured themselfs so worthely at the Approche at Lethe, be remembred by Name, that they maye think their Service well bestwoed. For indede we here muche Commendation of diverse, as of Sir Henry Percy, your own Son, Barnabye, Knevet (of whose hurt we be very sorry) and of others of the Horsmen; besides like Comendation, of Tremayn, Randall, Ligons, and others. And in this Parte, we pray you that, when any notable Service shall be don by any under your Charge, that you will certifie the same either to our selfs, or to some about us, that we may therby be informed therof. As to the comyng of this Bearer, we wishe, except the Mattres had byn further proceded, or of such Importance as had byn requisite for hym to come from his Charge there, that he had not come through hither, for that, upon his return, ther will be Expectation of greter Matters, than wer convenient: And therfore we woold upon his comyng, there wer some suche Matter demonstrate, as might give the Enemy Discomforte, and so cause hym to come to a better Accorde; in which Matter you shall understande our Mynde at more length by our Cosyn of Norfolk our Lieutenant.