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Author: Salisbury, Robert Cecil, Earl of, 1563-1612.
Title: The copie of a letter to the Right Honourable the Earle of Leycester, Lieutenant generall of all her Maiesties forces in the vnited Prouinces of the lowe Countreys written before, but deliuered at his returne from thence: vvith a report of certeine petitions and declarations made to the Queenes Maiestie at two seuerall times, from all the lordes and commons lately assembled in Parliament. And her Maiesties answeres thereunto by her selfe deliuered, though not expressed by the reporter with such grace and life, as the same were vttered by her Maiestie.
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The copie of a letter to the Right Honourable the Earle of Leycester, Lieutenant generall of all her Maiesties forces in the vnited Prouinces of the lowe Countreys written before, but deliuered at his returne from thence: vvith a report of certeine petitions and declarations made to the Queenes Maiestie at two seuerall times, from all the lordes and commons lately assembled in Parliament. And her Maiesties answeres thereunto by her selfe deliuered, though not expressed by the reporter with such grace and life, as the same were vttered by her Maiestie.
Salisbury, Robert Cecil, Earl of, 1563-1612., Crompton, Richard, fl. 1573-1599,, Elizabeth, 1533-1603.

Imprinted at London: By Christopher Barker, printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie, 1586.
Alternate titles: Copie of a letter to the Right Honourable the Earle of Leycester, Lieutenant generall of all her Majesties forces in the united Provinces of the lowe Countreys Copie of a letter to the Right Honourable the Earle of Leycester, Lieutenant generall of all her Majesties forces in the united Provinces of the lowe Countreys.
Notes:
The letter signed: R.C., i.e. Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury.
Sometimes attributed to Richard Crompton.
Regarding the proposed execution of Mary, Queen of Scots.
The last leaf is blank.
From p. 4 on, even numbers are on the rectos.
The letter comes in two versions; A3r, text starts (1) "Albeit with earnest" or (2) "Albeit the earnest".
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Subject terms:
Mary, -- Queen of Scots, -- 1542-1587.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A19619.0001.001

Contents
frontispiece
title page
TO THE RIGHT HO∣nourable the Earle of Lei∣cester, &c.
THE BRIEFE OF THE Lorde CHANCELLERS first speach, at the time when he deli∣uered her most excellent MAIESTIE a petition in writing, for, and in the name of the Lordes and Commons: Which speaches were of more length then here are by me collected: but sure I am, the substance thereof is here truely expressed.
A SHORT EXTRACT OF such reasons, as were deliuered in speach by Master Sergeant Puckering, Speaker of the Lower House, be∣fore the Queenes most excellent Maiestie in her Pre∣sence Chamber at Richmond, the xii. of Nouember 1586. in the xxviii. yeere of her Reigne, containing diuers apparant and imminent dangers, that may grow to her Maiesties most Royal person, and to her Realme from the Scottish Queene and her Adherents, if reme∣die be not prouided.
A REPORT OF HER MA∣iesties most gratious answere, deliuered by her selfe verbally, to the first petitions of the Lords and Commons, being the Estates of Parliament, in her Chamber of Presence at Richmond, the xij. day of Nouember 1586. at the full almost of xxviij. yeeres of her Reigne: Whereof the Reporter requi∣reth of all that were hearers, a fauourable interpre∣tation of his intent, because he findeth that he can not expresse the same answerable to the originall, which the learned call Prototypon.
❧ The occasions of the se∣cond accesse.
A BRIEFE REPORT OF the second accesse the 24. of Nouember 1586. and of the answere made in the name of the Lords of Parliament, to a message sent from hir MAIESTIE by the L. Chauncelour after hir first answere.
A SVMMARIE REPORT of the second speech, vttered by the Spea∣ker of the Lower House, by direction of all the Commons.
THE SECOND ANSVVERE made by the Queenes Maiestie, deliuered by her owne mouth, to the second speeche, vttered in the names of the Lords & Commons of the Parliament.
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