The History of Scotland; From Agricola's Invasion to the Revolution of 1688 Volume 6
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...it. His story would be spoilt in any telling but his own; and it is the more curious as it reveals at least one strange resource from which the king seems to have tried to relieve the poverty of his Scottish hierarchy: --'-'I did write to your lordship on the receipt of the five hundred pounds sterling whilk his gracious rna 1 Original Letters, &c., 360. jesty was pleased to send unto me. I think such a sum came never in a better time, and the Lord ever bless his majesty that had that remembrance of his poor servant. I know not, neither does it become me to inquire anent that money; but I must humbly crave your lordship's advice on this particular, and I beseech your lordship to write to me your answer. "When I was in England his majesty did promise to me the making of two sergeants-at-law, and I travailed with some to that effect, with whom I covenanted if they were made sergeants by my means, they should give me eleven hundred pounds sterling the piece, and the projector a hundred pounds of it for his pains. Now I have received ane letter, that these same men are called to be sergeants, and has received his majesty's writ to that effect, and desires me to write to them anent that indenting. I beseech you to know if his majesty's will is I be paid by that course or not. If it be, it will be to me a good, well and great. If his majesty will not, far be it from me to offend his majesty in any matter, having received his favour in a beginning--albeit, alas! it does small to my burdens. I will attend his majesty's pleasure and leisure in the time and manner of all; for I will not be taxed of avarice for all my wants, and importune pressing so gracious a sovereign of whose bounty 1 have tasted. Albeit, if against Martinmas I get not some...
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