Henry VIII, the Reign
Letters & Papers: Volume 19 Part 1
The Privy Council to Hertford and Lisle.
The King has received their several letters describing their landing, the repulse of Arreyn and the Cardinal, taking of Lythe, burning of Edinburgh, &c., and gives them hearty thanks for their manly and discreet handling of their charge. Where you wrote that the Scots, against your Haynes' second coming to Edinburgh had chosen a new provost, made ramparts and prepared to defend the town, you shall cause the town gates to be over-thrown for a perpetual memory of their untrue behaviour and to prevent such fortification henceforth. Remind them in their return to march in good order, and give no occasion to the enemies.
When returned, Hertford shall appoint 2,900 of the most inland men and the lord Admiral 1,000 of those carried hence by sea, with suitable captains, to embark at Newcastle or elsewhere and pass by sea to Calays for the wars against France; leaving the frontiers well furnished for defence.
P.S.—The lord Admiral shall see these men safely wafted, giving them notice that carriage for their tents, hales and necessaries will be provided at Calais. He shall also appoint ships, with 2,000 men in them, to keep the Narrow seas; and then, having taken order for saving such victuals as remain, he shall dismiss the other ships. Westm., 15 May 1544. Signed by Chancellor Wriothesley, Norfolk, Suffolk, Winchester, St. John, Gage, and Browne.
rec. at Berwick, xviijo Maii.