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1. A complaint to Lord Burghley of some London Goldsmiths, that Sir Richard Martin detains their money at the Mint to his own use, 1597.
2. Dr. Julius Cæsar and Mr. Robert Beale, to Lord Burghley, to compel Hanbery and Wheeler to furnish iron for their wire-works according to contract, May 19, 1597.
3. Dr. Cæsar and Mr, Robert Beale, to Lord Burghley; to require the Judges to give their opinion as to the validity of their charter, May 23, 1597.
4. W. Harborn's account of certain letters patent granted by the Queen to him for making salt upon salt at Yarmouth, 1597.
5. A translation of instructions to Francisco Degodoy, a Spanish officer, for the regulation of the Spanish soldiery, April 21, 1597.
6. A list of English Captains now in England, 1597.
7. An account of great artillery brought out of Spain and Portugal the last voyage, and how it is to be disposed of, 1597.
8. Concerning 5000 quarters of wheat furnished by Merchants towards victualling the Queen's navy, June 1, 1597.
9. A particular book of the goods and merchandize of the ships called the Nicolas Sayer and the Phoenix, of Dartmouth, taken out of a Spanish prize, Nov. 1597.
10. Observations on the proportions of buildings by Robert Stickelles, recommended for the Surveyorship of the Queen's works, 1597.
11. Captain Legatt's bill of expenses, with remarks on the same by the Earl of Essex and Sir Robert Cecil, 1697.
12. An estimate of the expense of fitting out for seven weeks a bark called the True Cealing of Saltash, burthen forty-five tons, men twenty-five, for discovery of the Spanish army, Dec. 17, 1597.
13. Arguments against a bill enjoining that all grain for sale shall he brought to, and publicly sold in, markets, Nov. 1597.
14. Of the antiquity of the fees of the Clerk of a market, and of abuses in weights and measures, by Mr. Dawes, 1597.
15. An answer to a certain suit for measuring of grain, salt, sea-coal, and other things carried by water, 1597.
16. Mr. John Cage's offer to Lord Burghley, to be Farmer of the French and Gascoigne wines, July 15, 1597.
17. Proposals for altering the manner of payment of impost for wines brought to the out-ports; with an answer to the proposals, 1597.
18. Yearly profits that might arise to the Farmer of the impost of foreign Wines, all allowance by his indenture, &c. deducted, 1597.
19. Mr. Richard Carmarden and others mention to Lord Burghley some irregularities in the rating tobacco, which ought to be rectified, 1597.
20. A complaint of the Custom Officer of Penryn, that Mr. Killegrew and others defraud the Queen of her duty on tobacco, Nov. 28, 1597.
21. A petition of the poor Pin- and Needle-makers, to Lord Burghley; that foreigu pins and needles may be prohibited, 1597.
22. The number of prisoners that have been sent to Bridewell, and have received their diet there, from Nov. 1 to Dec. 26, 1597.
23. A brief of the cause between the town of Wantage in Berks, and one Wirdnam who had seized on lancis left to the town for charitable rises, 1597.
24. The Community of Bristol, to Lord Burghley; that their Merchants may have a free trade to the Streights, Oct. 20, 1597.
25. A complaint of the Town and Justices of Cambridge against the Magistrates of King's Lynn, for obstructing their traffick; with an answer to the complaint by the inhabitants of King's Lynn, 1597.
26. Mr. T. Phelippe complains to Mr. Carmarden, that if his sureties continue to be molested he can never satisfy the Queens debt, April 21, 1597.
27. Mr. Carmarden, to Lord Burghley; to do somewhat for Richard Hodges, who had done good service in detecting the frauds of Packers, April 22, 1597.
28. Richard Hodges's petition to Lord Burghley for, a place in the Guards, as a recompense for his detecting the Packers, 1597.
29. Mr. Carmarden informs Lord Burghley that he has seized a barrel of books which came from abroad, and has laid them in the Queen's storehouse, July 8, 1597.
30. Lord Burghley, to the Custom Officers of London; to rectify a mistake of one Bates, a Merchant, who had overcharged himself in his Customs, Nov. 9, 1597.
31. Minutes of a Privy Seal for a loan to the Queen, Dec. 1597.
32. Radulph Agas, a Suryeyor, mentions to Lord Burghley sundry mistakes in land measuring committed in the Fens, 1597.
33. Sir Richard Martyn, to Lord Burghley; with an account of a theft of a silver standish and other plate from Theobald's when the Queen was there, Oct. 30, 1597.
34. The number of Privy Seals delivered from every county, and the particular sums required of each, 1597.
35. Mr. George Carew, to Lord Burghley; concerning his patent for writing pardons of outlawry to the Great Seal, May 18, 1597.
36. A copy of a letter of the Scotch King to Tyrone, that he will thankfully use the assistance offers him, at the Queen of England's death, if he require it, Dec. 22, 1597.
37. Discordant opinion of Lawyers concerning the jurisdiction of the Court of the Marches in Wales, 1597.
38. Evidence of the extortions and other illegal dealings of the Ecclesiastical Court of St. David's, 1597.
39. Lord Pembroke, President of the Marches of Wales, to Lord Burghley; that he has taken cognizance of the extortions of the Ecclesiastical Court Officers, and hopes he has done right, June 27, 1597.
40. Questions of Lord Burghley, founded upon certain articles concerning the affairs of Ireland, 1597.
41. Copies of two remarkable letters; viz. that of the Rebel Tyrone, to the Deputy of Ireland, and the answer of the latter to him, Aug. 10, 1597.
42. Proofs that in the disputes betwixt England and Spain, the latter has been always the aggressor, and that England has been only on the defensive, 1597.
43 A copy of a commission of Don Martin Padilla, Governor of Castile, appointing Francisco de Godoy one of his Captains of Foot, May 28, 1597. Printed in Strype's Annals, Vol. IV. p. 316.
44. An account of the state of affairs in foreign parts, sent from Antwerp, Venice, Prague, and Vienna, 1597. (Italian.)
45. "Animadversiones ad quos Legati Angliæ requirunt ut respondeatur, una cum responsis Commissariorum Regis." These relate to English and French coin, troops, computation of time, &c.
46. Copies of two letters, in French, and translations of the same into English, from the French King, to the Sultan Mahomet, at the Porte, concerning commerce, Oct, 6, 1597.
47. Tho. Ferrers, an Agent at Stade in Pomerania, to the English Privy Council, concerning English Merchants imprisoned in those parts, to satisfy for damages done by English Pirates, on the ground that the Queen had a tenth of the plunder, Nov. 23,
48. Otto, Duke of Brunswick and Lunenburg, compliments Lord Burghley, and hopes the Queen's fleet will be successful over her enemies, June 28, 1597. (Latin.) Printed in Strype's Annals, Vol. IV. p. 322.
49. The Senate of Embden, to the Queen's Council, that their Merchants may take back the corn they brought to England, as they want it more themselves, Aug. 19, 1597. (Latin.)
50. Otto, Duke of Brunswick, to Lord Burghley; is sorry the English fleet was forced back by contrary winds, but hopes the Queen will still succeed in her enterprises, Sept. 3, 1597. (Latin.) Printed in Strype's Annals, Vol. IV. p. 322.
51. Lysemann, an Agent of Dantzig, to Lord Burghley; soliciting for peace, Oct. 14, 1597. (Latin.)
52. Wm. Earl of Derby, to Mr. Hicks; to remind Lord Burghley to place one of his brothers third Lieutenant for Denbighshire, April 12, 1597.
53. Lord Buckhurst, to Mr. Hicks; to befriend the bearer, who had been wronged of the possession of some gardens, April 18, 1597.
54. Lord Thomas Howard, to Mr. Hicks; to recommend the bearer, Samuel Thompson, to Lord Burghley, for a Pursuivant's place, May 11, 1597.
55. Lord North mentions the death of his eldest son to Lord Burghley, and requests that his Lordship would permit his next son to marry into his family, June 8, 1597.
56. Lord Buckhurst, to Mr. Hicks; to recommend his friend Mr. Williscot, with his petition, to Lord Burghley, June 17, 1597.
57. Charles Howard, Lord Admiral, to Lord Burghley; that Mr. Harris, of St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall, may on certain conditions have a lease of that place for life, June 24, 1597.
58. The Earl of Kent thanks Lord Burghley for procuring redress of some wrong the Heralds had done to him, June 29, 1597.
59. Mr. Attorney-General Coke, to Lord Burghley; concerning Mr. Paget's book, and concerning a suit of his own, June 30, 1597.
60. The Earl of Essex thanks Lord Burghley for writing to mitigate his grief on his being shattered by a tempest at sea, and for his selection of a proper psalm on that occasion, July 26, 1597.
61. The Earl of Essex,' to Lord Burghley; concerning settling his account for repairing the fleet, and discharging the army, Aug. 15, 1597.
62. The Earl of Lincoln complains to Lord Burghley of the ill state of Lincolnshire, through the encouragement of the slanderers of the innocent, Aug. 1597.
63. Mr. Attorney-General complains to Lord Burghley of divers exactions of Saltpetre Patentees, Purveyors of Timber for the Queen, &c. Aug. 2, 1597.
64. Lady Wolley, to Lord Burghley; to procure that the Queen might honour her brother with Knighthood, 1597.
65. An interesting letter from Lord Admiral Howard, to Lord Burghley, announcing a most kind message of the Queen to him, in acknowledgement of his services and on his, thanking her for preferring his son, 1597.
66. Lord Admiral Howard, to Lord Burghley; on honours to be conferred on him and others, by the Queen, and concerning new Heralds, Oct. 18, 1597.
67. The Earl of Sussex, to Lord Burghley; for the government of the Brill, void by the death of Lord Boroughs, Oct. 27, 1597.
68. Lord Scroope, to Lord Burghley; to appoint a day of hearing to clear himself from a malicious charge of corruption, Oct. 31, 1597.
69. Lord Willoughby of Eresby refers himself to Lord Burghley's judgement concerning a debt due to him; and owns he highly values his Lordship's kindness, 1597.
70. Lady Wharton, to Lord Burghley; for a lease of the lands of ber daughter (the Queen's ward), which daughter she had by Sir Francis Willoughby, Nov. 5, 1597.
71. Henry, Earl of Kent, to Lord Burghley; on his Lordship's disliking his proceedings against Rotheram and Garter, in the Star-Chamber, Nov. 18, 1597.
72. The Earl of Sussex desires of Lord Burghley that, to improve his fortune, and to ease him mind he may be sent with some forces to France, Nov. 28, 1597.
73. George, Earl of Huntingdon, to Mr. Hicks; concerning settling the wardship of one Waterton, Dec. 15, 1597.
74. Ralph Lord Eure, to Mr. Hicks; to procure the liberty of his uncle Mr. Ascough, imprisoned for a debt to the Queen, Dec. 24, 1597.
75. Lord Thomas Howard, to Mr. Hicks; to apply to Lord Burghley for a mitigation of the Queen's Custom for some cassia fistula he had imported, Dec. 26, 1597.
76. Dr. Richard Bancroft, Bishop of London, to Lord Burghley; to procure of the Queen a restitution of the profits of his Bishoprick from Michaelmas last, May 16, 1597.
77. Dr. Thomas Bilson, Bishop of Winton, to Lord Burghley; concerning a discourse he intended to print "on Christ's descent into hell," May 19, 1597.
78. Dr. Matthew Hutton, Abp. of York, to Lord Burghley; for a pardon for Miles Dawson, a converted Priest; and that Joseph Constable may be admitted to bail, May 27, 1597. Printed in Strype's Annals, Vol. IV. p. 305.
79. The Abp. and Council of York, to Lord Burghley; of the execution of some traitorous Priests, and of the increase of the plague, July 6, 1597. Printed in Strype's Annals, Vol. IV. p. 306.
80. Dr. Wm. Overton, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, hopes Lord Burghley will not believe a false report that he is an abettor of incestuous marriages, Nov. 16, 1507. Printed in Strype's Annals, Vol. IV. p. 309.
81. The Bishop of London, to Lord Burghley; of the ruinous state of St. Paul's Church, and the houses of the Bishoprick, by Bishop Aylmer's negligence, Nov. 20, 15.97.
82. The Abp. of Dublin, to Lord Burghley; that he has facilitated the means of Mr. Ryder's being made Dean of St. Patrick's, Nov. 29, 1597. Printed in Strype's Annals, Vol. IV. p. 308.
83. The Abp. of York, to Lord Burghley; in favour of Mr. Clopton, whose wife was unhappily become a Recusant, Dec. 22, 1597.
84. Mr. Hugh Broughton, to Lord Burghley; of his contest with Dr. Andrews of the meaning of the words Sheol and Hades, &c. April 14, 1597.
85. Dr. Jegon, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge, to Lord Burghley; with his answer to the complaints of the Mayor and Townsmen of Cambridge, June 23, 1597.
86. The Vice-Chancellor and Heads of Houses in Cambridge complain to Lord Burghley that their privileges are so infringed by the Townsmen, they shall be under a necessity of seeking relief extraordinary, June 23, 1597. Printed in Strype's Annals, Vol. IV. p. 311.
87. The Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge, in answer to Lord Burghley's letter which advised moderation to the Mayor and his brethren, July 23, 1597. Printed in Strype's Annals, Vol. IV. p. 312.
88. Articles of grievances committed by the Mayor of Cambridge against the University, 1597.
89. An answer of the Vice-Chancellor, &c. to Lord Burghley, to a complaint of Richard Wilkinson, that the Heads of Houses had not fulfilled their agreement with him, for teaching the poor of Cambridge the art of fustian weaving, Aug. 4, 1597.
90. Injurious attempts of the Town of Cambridge against the University; with Mr. Attorney's judgement on the same, Sept. 27, 1597.
91. The Vice-Chancellor and Heads of, Colleges in Cambridge, to Lord Burghley; with a certificate of the irreverend manner in which Robert Wallis the Mayor took his oath to the University, Oct. 11, 1597.
92. A letter of thanks for favours by Leonard Holliman, of Corpus Christi College, to Mr. Henry Jackman, Nov. 12, 1597. (Latin.)
93. The Vice-Chancellor and Heads of Cambridge, summoned by King's Bench writs to attend that Court, desire dispatch of Lord Burghley, Nov. 20, 1597.
94. Read, an Oxonian his hieroglyphical dissertation on the syllables of the Queen's name Elizabeth, Dec. 7, 1597. (Latin.)
95. An account sent to Lord Burghley, by the Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge, of the proceedings of the Officers of the University against Hugh Huddleston, A. M. and Fellow of Trinity College, for asserting that it was heresy for a woman to govern the State, Dec. 31, 1597.
96. An information laid before Lord Burghley by the Vice-Chancellor, &c. of Cambridge, of the misdemeanours of Robert Wallis the Mayor, 1597.
97. A recital of an injunction concerning Sturbich fair, which the University of Cambridge would have inserted in the Town's book, 1597. (Latin.)
98. A copy of a Quo Warranto brought by Sir John Baker against the Town of Cambridge for their fair, 1597. (Latin.)
99. The names of all the Gentlemen in the Commission of the Peace within the town and precincts of Cambridge, 1597.
100. An account of the number of Preachers, poor Students, and Scholars in the University of Cambridge, 1597.
101. Select questions, debated at a Commencement in the University of Cambridge, 1597. (Latin.) Printed in Strype's Annals, Vol. IV. p. 313.
102. The effect of an examination of Gerrard, a Popish Priest, taken by Mr. Attorney-General, &c. April 14, 1597. Also another examination taken May 13, 1597. The latter printed in Strype's Annals, Vol. IV. p. 307.
103. George More, a Recusant at Liege, to Lord Burghley; in behalf of the fugitive Earl of Westmore land and himself, Aug. 24, 1597.
104. A copy of Lord North's letter to Lord Burghley, concerning the state of Recusancy in Yorkshire, 1597.
105. Giles Wiggington, an ejected Puritan from the living of Sedbergh, to Lord Burghley; concerning Papists, April 4, 1597.
106. The state of Sir Francis Willoughby's lands at the time of his death, and the yearly value of the same, 1597.
107. Reasons for rejecting the grant for compositions in case of outlawries, 1597.
108. A copy of an extent for the goods of Walter Harecourt, Esq. taken in the county of Stafford, Nov. 18, 1587.
109. Mr. Attorney-General, to Lord Burghley; concerning Mr. John Stanhope's lands at Barleburgh and Ratcliff, April 7, 1597.
110. Tho. Blague (who seems to be one of Lord Burghley's Chaplains), to his Lordship, for some preferment, April 12, 1597.