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1611. 24 June. 51. A LETTER from the KING to the EARL of CLANRICARD Vol. 629, p. 11. touching the L. Carewe's Employment into Ireland.
Although you have given so many proofs of your merit in that kingdom and readiness to advance our service, we need not to move you to more than your own birth and public duty will invite you unto; yet, in respect of the good opinion we have of your affection to our person, and the interest you have in that state, both in regard of your rank and quality as otherwise, we have thought fit to recommend unto you the furtherance of those things which we have given this bearer in charge of that state, whom we have sent to advise with the governors there, and with those in whose judgment and sincerity we repose greatest confidence, of which number because we hold you one of the principal for many respects, we have - directed him to deal freely and inwardly with you as time and occasion may require. For the rest, which may concern his own person, it is so well known to you every way as we conceive we could not have employed a man more agreeable for the service, nor more welcome to you in your own particular for the friendship that is between you.
Copy. P. 1. Endorsed, 24 Jan. 1611.
24 June. 52. FROM the KING to Sir ARTHURCHICHESTER, L. DEPUTY of Vol. 629, p. 5. IRELAND, touching the Instructions to the Lo. Carew.
The bearer hereof, the Lo. Carewe, Master of the Ordnance, and Vice-Chamberlain to our wife, being sent into those parts by our special choice and commandment, we shall not need to use any circumstances to recommend him, or ceremony to prepare his welcome, much less when he is to put his hand to a work wherein you yourself have travailled with so good success.
We, to whom the safety and happiness of our people and kingdom is so precious, having just cause now to esteem it fit to bring the state thereof to some such perfection as it may not always resemble an infected and corrupt part, which is still subject to the trouble and charge of cure, without use or ornament to the body; and considering that our special means to proceed therein, will be to know the success and present state of that which is already past and now in motion, have thought it very expedient to appoint some person of quality and of experience, both in Ireland and in the passages of things at home, to take some particular notice of the state of that kingdom, and upon his report to frame and fasten our resolution so much the better for that which yet remaineth to be done. Which course as it is not without example in the practice of princes that have remote and subaltern governments, and particularly in the time of the
late Queen our sister, who (amongst divers others sent over as
honor's sake) to suffer him to sign before any other of our
Copy. P. 5. Headed by Carew.
Endorsed : Copy of his Majesty's Letter to the Lo. Deputy of Ireland by the Lo, Carewe, 24 Jan. 1611.
53. A LETTER from the KING to the EARL of THOMOND con
cerning the L. Carew's Employment in Ireland.
We have had such good proofs of your former service and continuance in the same disposition upon all occasions, as we have given directions to the bearer, as a principal Commissioner, to impart unto you such things as he hath in charge, as the person from whom we expect more than from most others in that kingdom, whensoever the service of that our estate is in question, both in respect of your rank and quality and of your constancy in profession of the true religion, as also in respect of the confidence that is, and long hath been, between you and him, so as those considerations do take away all occasion of further circumstances to be used concerning this particular.
Copy. P. 1. Headed by Carew.
54. From the EARL OF SALISBURY, LORD TREASURER, to SIR
THOMAS RIDGWAY, Treasurer of Ireland, touching the
If you know it not otherwise you may hereby take notice that there is allowed unto Lo. Carewe, for his travel into Ireland about his Majesty's service, five pounds by the day, with allowance also of transportation both outward and homeward, as is in such cases usual. His entertainment began the 20th day of May, and 400l. were imprest by warrant out of the Exchequer here at his departure. Now, because I know not what occasions he may have to use money there, where his expense is like to be great, and that haply he will be loth to try his own credit with strangers, when he hath money due, and daily growing due from his Majesty, wherewith it is fit he be supplied. I pray you, as he shall have occasion, from time to time to furnish him with such reasonable sums as he shall call to you for ; and I will see them repaid here to you again as you shall require.
Dated Whitehall, 28th June 1611. Signed, R. Salisbury.
55. A NoTE of such RENTs as have been newly raised by the
King's Commissioners by virtue of the Commission of Surrenders, bearing date the 9th day of July 1605, and of the Commission of Defective Titles, bearing date 10th of June 1605, and other Commissions since the 10th of November 1606, which was the first day that the Commissioners first sat.
William Parsons, Esq., 16l. 10s. ; Morrish Hurley, Gent, 7s. 10d., John King, Esquire, 28.; Sir John Talbott, Knight, 40s.; Robert Piggott, Esq., 10s. ; Sir John Everard, Knight, 3l.; Sir James Fullerton, Knight, 8l. 10s.; William Par
Signed: Jo. Cottell. Headed: Ultimo Junii, 1611.
56. A CERTIFICATE of the ESTATE of the ARREARS and Execution of Commissions of Arrears since the 30th day of December 1605, upon which day the Commissioners first sat.
Arrears paid into the receipt of the Exchequer between the said day and the 25th of March 1607, as appears by quietus, talleys, and acquittances, the sum of 4,126l. 18s. 5d. arrearages, paid since Easter 1606; 302l. 12s. 53d.; arrearages, which have been ordered to be paid immediately upon the exhibiting of petitions for remittal, between the last of September 1608 and the last of June 1611,444l. 11s. 103d. =5,274l. 28.94d.
Arrearages installed by Commissioners between the 30th of December 1605 and the last of June 1611, to be paid at several times after the times of the instalment thereof the sum of 3,363l. 11s. 5}d.; arrearages remitted since the 30th of December 1605 by the Commissioners the sum of 9,0811.19s. 4}d.; arrearages discharged by warrant out of England since the said 30th of December 1605, 4,110l.
Signed : Jo. Cottell. Headed: Ultimo Junii, 1611.
57. The last PROCLAMATION against PRIESTs and JESUITs, wherein the former one is recited by the Lord Deputy and Council.
Dated at the Castle of Dublin.
Signed: G. Carew, Thom. Dublin Canc, William Tuamensis, D. Thomond, Thom. Ridgeway, Rich. Wingfield, Nicholas Walshe, John Denham, Fr. Angier, Oliver St. John, Edw. Brabazon, Arth. Savadge, Oliver Lambert, H. Power, Fra.