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The Cecil Papers at Hatfield House
CP Volume 152 Folio 135
HMC Volume 1 Page 210 Number 673
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Transcribed by Samuel Haynes
16 April 1560. The Queen's Majesty to the Lord Gray, and the rest of her Counsell assisting him
From a Minute of Secretary Cecill.
TRUSTY and welbelovid, we grete yow well, and wish to yow all good Fortune in our Service. We perceyve that, by dyvers Meanes, partly by Treaty offred to the Dowager, partly by Doutes cast amongest them, that our Army shuld not continew to the acheving of the Purpoose for lack of Mony, the Lords of Scotland that be in the Feld, be brought in grete Perplexite, and they that haue bene Neutralls hang in Suspence; both mistrustyng that the End wilbe made by us to there Danger and Ruyne: This doth much greve us, that any such Occasion shuld be gyven to them; and we mervell much, that any Maner of Person of our Army shuld notefye to the Scotts any Lack or Dout of our Proceding, ether for Want of Money or such lyke. Wherefore we require yow all by the best Meanes that ye can, to redubbe this, and to establish the Scotts in good Comefort, and to abate the Courage of the French; making a perfect and playne Demonstration both to the Scotts and French Men, that we will not leave our Covenants unperformed, but will prosequute the Matter to the very End purposed.