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Feb. 29. Vol. 597, p. 279.

March 1. Vol. 597, p. 279a.

pray you see the letters to the Lords sent away. Let not
Thornton tarry in that harbour any longer, but compel him
to go forth, and rather to ply to any coast than where he
is. I leave all northern matters to the direction of my Lord
of Kildare.
“I have not three days' victuals to carry to the field. No
shipping cometh about ; which Captain Thornton can never
excuse, that might have plied to the coast of Wales, and from
thence have taken the benefit of the last easterly wind.
Walter Hope's provisions are naught.” -
Limerick, the last of February 1579. Sigmed.
Contemp. copy. P. 13.

331. . PELHAM to IADY THAME.

According to your request I have written to the Lords for the advancement of your children and mine. For the vowed good will that was between my Lord and me I wish you success at Court. I have sent you a passport as liberally as I could grant it, but as I have denied the passing of horses to such as would have presented them to principal counsellors, I pray you “that my passport colour not any that is not verily yours.”

Limerick, the last of February 1579. Sigmed.

Contemp. copy. P. 14.

332. PELHAM to MR. TREASURER (SIR HENRY WALLOP) and

SIR NICHOLAS MALBI.E.

“You cannot come so soon as you have been looked for, nor so soon as you shall be both heartily welcome. I mistrust not victuals to follow us to the camp if your provision there do not fail. The rebels cannot tell which way to turn them ; the numbers be scattered ; the Lords are fallen from the Earl. The sooner we begin the better. I stay for your companies and to guard the treasure, because no occasion shall make me return, God willing, after I march into Conneloughe. I have made my staple of victuals at Glanne, and am here so burdenous to the town, and shall be so injurious to the country for horsemeat, if you come not quickly, as all parts will be unable to bear us. I have in readiness 14 days' victuals of bread and drink to go before us, and as much shall follow before that be consumed.”

Limerick, 1 March 1579. Signed.

Contemp. copy. P. 1.

March 3, 333. PELHAM to DONOUGH O'BRIAN.

Vol. 597, p. 280.

By your letter I perceive that the unnatural contention between your father, your brother, and yourself still continue, whereof the Chief Baron and others have informed me. It may be that the unkindness between the Bishop and you aggravates your father's misliking, and therefore I will not judge before

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I hear what you can say for yourself. As I am willing to

reconcile you to the duty of a subject without regard of the looseness of your former ife, so am I content that you repair to me in safety.

Limerick, 3 March 1579. Signed.

Contemp. copy. P. 1.

March 6. 334. I’ELHAM to the LORD OF UPPER OSSORY.

Vol. 597, p. 280a. “As I do much mislike of the hurts done upon your tenants - by the Viscount Mountgarret, so have I sent herein closed a commandment unto him to see the same restored, and farther to answer his doings therein.” You will give great advantage to the contrary party by any unlawful manner of revenge. Unless my direction be obeyed by the Wiscount, I know not what course to take for your satisfaction till my return from this service, when I will look into those borders and the causes of disagreement between Kilkenny and Ossory. From my promise for the body of Redmond Raughe I hold myself discharged, if he were enlarged at your request, or by the mediation of the party grieved, called Carroll O’Dolany. Limerick, 6 March 1579. Signed. Contemp, copy. P. 14.

March 6. 335. WRIT to the WISCOUNT MOUNTGARRET.

Vol. 597, p. 281. As the Baron of Upper Osserie complains that you have

entered into his country in this our absence with force and

violence, and spoiled there sundry towns under his rule:

these are to charge you to make full restitution, and besides,

upon our next repair to Dublin, to make your personal

appearance before us and the Council.
Limerick, 6 March 1579.
Signed by the Lord Justice at the beginning.
Contemp. copy. P. 14.

March 8. 336. PELHAM, &c. to WALTER HOPE,

Vol. 597, p. 282. To provide no more corn than 600l. worth, as it is ex-
tremely bad.
Limerick, 8 March 1579.
Signed : William Pelham, Henry Wallopp, Lucas Dillon,
Ni. Malbie, Ed. Watterhouse.
Contemp. copy. P. A.

March 8. 337. PELHAM, &c. to MR. LAMBE.

Vol. 597, p. 282. To refuse Walter Hope's ill corn.
Dated and signed as above.
Contemp. copy. P. 3.

March 9. 338. PELHAM to M.R. PIERS BUTLER.

"ol. 759, p. 282a. I have received your letter declaring that all the Burkes of Clanwilliam are joined with the Burkes of Muscrie, and have

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burned your houses. As all those of Clanwilliam who are of any credit are with me in this town, I cannot but wonder that any spoil should be made upon you by a few rascals, unless you were all amazed that are left there for the guard of those borders. Larger commission than you and Sir Tibott have already I cannot grant, but I will allow anything you shall reasonably do. “The powder you write for, to be in the Queen's store at Clonmell, is already brought hither and distributed to the soldiers.” I think it strange that corn cannot be had for so small a number. “Confer with your brother Sir Tibott, and let not my Lord your brother" and me receive this disgrace, having left such forces there for your defence, that by the negligence of such as his Lo. trusteth these disorders should be committed upon his lands whilst he is in action.”

Limerick, 9 March 1579. Signed.

Contemp. copy. P. 1.

March I0. 339. PELHAM to the MAyor of WATERFor D.f

Vol. 597, p. 283. I have by this bearer, William Lumberd, taken order for your whole payment of all your demands. Goodwill of the corporation. “Commendations to yourself, Sir Patrick, and your brethren.” Limerick, 10 March 1579. Signed. Contemp. copy. P. .

March 10, 340. PELHAM to MR. TREASURER (WALLOP).

Vol. 597, p. 283a. I send you the Chancellor of the Church here, lately condemned of treason, to be safely kept. If you cannot have sufficient sureties that he shall be prisoner in the mayor's house, commit him to the jail. Limerick, 10 March 1579. Signed. Contemp. copy. P. 3.

March 10, 341. PELHAM to SIR NICHOLAs MALBIE. Vol. 597, p. 283a. I send you, by my marshal, Turloughe O’Brian, brother to the Earl of Thomond, and late sheriff of the county of Clare, to be by you committed to the Provost Marshal of Connaught, or any other place or jail. At my lodging at Limerick 10 March 1579. Signed. Contemp. copy. P. A.

March 14, 342. PELHAM to SIR NICHOLAS BAGNALL, Knight Marshal.

Vol. 597, p. 284. I like your dilatory answer to Turloughe Lenoughe touching the conference which he required of you, which could neither

* The Farl of Ormond, # Sir Patrick Doben.

be honorable for her Majesty in so great inequality of the
numbers, nor profitable or safe for you.
“I doubt nothing of th’ intercourse of messengers between
him and our rebels here, neither of the practice that Desmond
makes to stir up others in all places. But truly I think he is
already weary of his own madness, finding so much frailty
and diffidence in his people, as he knoweth not whom to
trust.”
I cannot but marvel of the credit that Surlie has with the
band at Knockfergus, to employ them in his private quarrels.
You hold your hands with grief against such your ill
neighbours as deserve chastisement, but if I thought that
either her Majesty's restraint might be set at liberty, or you
strong enough to make head against the disturbers, I promise
you I would let you slip.
You may judge it hard measure that Mr. Treasurer does
not pay you all that is due, but “consider of the portion,
how ordered in England to be employed, and how disbursed
here in very small portions, far under your proportion.”
At the camp at Glanns, 14 March 1579. Signed.
Contemp. copy. Pp. 2.

March 14. 343 PELHAM to the BARON OF DUNGANNON.

Vol. 597, p. 285. I have received your letter. I do very well like the course

you have taken. While this action is in hand, things cannot

fall out as you desire there. Preserve all the quiet you can

upon that border. When I may with safety condescend to

your request, I will devise upon it with your friend and mine,

Sir Edward More.
At my camp at Glanne, 14 March 1579. Signed.
Contemp. copy. P. #.

March 14. 344. PELHAM to SIR HUGH MAGUINEs.

Vol. 597, p. 28.5a. You have so carefully expressed your dutifulness by your advertisements in your letters of the 25 of the last, and sent by John Lurgan, my messenger, as I cannot, but most thankfully accept the same, praying you to send me from time to time intelligence of such events as shall happen there. I have left full authority with the Earl of Kildare and the Marshal as well for the guard of the Pale, as also to take full order for all other matters in those parts. Acquaint them and the rest of the Council with your griefs. At my camp at Glanne, 14 March 1579. Signed. Contemp. copy. P. #.

March 16. 345. PELHAM to the MAYOR of CoRK.

Vol. 597, p. 286. Touching grain and munition for the town. Advertise

what ships are arrived there in your haven that are appointed

l:580. to Limerick, and deliver them pilots to come for the river of Shenen. At my camp at Devan, 16 March 1579. Signed. Contemp. copy. P. f.

March [17]. 346. SIR WILLIAM WINTER.

Wol. 600, p. 40. Instructions given by the Privy Council to Sir William Winter, appointed to have principal charge of certain of her Majesty's ships set forth at this time to the seas.

The Queen has been “advertised of certain preparation by seas in warlike manner made at the hither parts of Spain for the transporting both of soldiers and munition, as it is thought, in favour and assistance of such rebels as are in her Highness' realm of Ireland; which thing is procured, as it is credibly informed, by the Pope, her Majesty's natural enemy.” As the Queen is at present in good amity with the King of Spain, there is good occasion to think rather the said forces are meant to be employed some other ways; yet her Majesty has thought meet to set some of her ships to sea, whereof she has made you Admiral. You are to have the charge of three ships now appointed to go with you, and also of the two barks called The Achates and The Handmaid, now in Ireland. We have written to the Lord Justice of that realm to put them in readiness. As we are informed that the ships appointed for this voyage are in readiness, you shall go thither with the rest of the captains and soldiers appointed to attend upon you, and make your repair into the south coast of Ireland, “westwards, towards the mouth of the river Shinion.” You shall do well to send some pinnace to the coast of Biscay, under some colour, to discover what preparations are there made, and for what place. You yourself shall observe and inquire in your course thitherwards whether any ships of war have passed thither. If you find any such upon the coast come thither with evil intention, you shall do your best endeavour either to take or distress them, if you be able to do the same ; or, if the men shall be landed, consume their ships with fire or by other means make them unserviceable, reserving some of the persons for discovery of further matters. Upon your first falling with that coast of Ireland, you shall send some pinnace and messenger to such towns or other maritime countries or places as you shall find fit for that purpose, to signify your coming to the Lord Justice of that realm, and to require him to signify to [you] what he shall understand touching those matters, and to give you his advice; or if he be not in those parts, to the principal officers of the said place, to advertise you where the Lord Justice may be. As it is most likely that such succours as may repair to the aid of the said rebels will land about the Dingle, as it happened last year, you shall not make any stay in the hither parts of that

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