The copie of a letter sent out of England to Don Bernardin Mendoza ambassadour in France for the King of Spaine declaring the state of England, contrary to the opinion of Don Bernardin, and of all his partizans Spaniardes and others. This letter, although it was sent to Don Bernardin Mendoza, yet, by good hap, the copies therof aswell in English as in French, were found in the chamber of one Richard Leigh a seminarie priest, who was lately executed for high treason committed in the time that the Spanish Armada was on the seas. Whereunto are adioyned certaine late aduertisements, concerning the losses and distresses happened to the Spanish nauie, aswell in fight with the English nauie in the narrow seas of England, as also by tempests, and contrarie winds, vpon the west, and north coasts of Ireland, in their returne from the northerne isles beyond Scotland.
Burghley, William Cecil, Baron, 1520-1598., Leigh, Richard, 1561?-1588, attributed name., Mendoza, Bernardino de, 1540 or 41-1604.

The reexamination of Emanuell Fremosa. 17. September. 1588.

EManuel Fremosa mariner examined the same day, saith that the day next before the great tempest, in which the Duke was seuered from them, being a very calme day, him selfe counted the Nauie then remaining, which then were about lxxviij. saile in all: when they were farthest of in the North, they were at lxii. degrées Northward, and were then a¦bout Page  [unnumbered] foure score leagues and somewhat more from any land, and at the Northwest part of Scotland, Cape Clere being then from them South and by West, and this was about foure or fiue dayes, before the said great tempest, and from that time vntill the same tempest, they had the winde most West, and West Southwest, and sometimes West Northwest, but that not very long, he saith that it was knowne to very few of the Nauy that the Prince the Kings base sonne was in this Na∣uie vntill they came to Callice, where this Prince about the time of the fight, was said to take him selfe into a little boate vpon the coast of Callice, but before that, he kept him selfe as priuate in the Dukes owne ship, as it was said, and not noted or spoken of in the Nauy vntill then. But he saith there was a great Prince an Italian, that was a chiefe man in a great Argosie very wel furnished, who before their comming to the English coast did very often banket the Duke and the other great men of the Nauy. This Argosie was called the Ratte: he saith he did not perceiue if this shippe were in this Fléete the day before the said tempest or not, but he saith this being a famous ship, it was often demanded, if she were in their com∣pany, and it was answered that she was: he saith, the chiefest of the treasure that serued for the pay, was as he heard in the Galliasse that arriued on the shore at Callice, and in a shippe of Siuil made in Galisia called the Gallega of about vij. hundred tonnes, in which Don Pedro de Valdez was, which was taken on the South coast.