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[=56] Cecil Papers 31/68 (bifolium, 306mm x 215mm), Oxford to Burghley; 1 April 1595.

My very good lord as I promised yowre Lordship to send a resolute answer, so now beinge fully furnished for the same, I beseche yowre Lordship that yow will persever in yowre favoure towardes me and for the matter, thus I doo aduertise yowre Lordship That I will make vp the custome whiche allredie her Magestie hathe, that is as I perceyve 3000 and ode [=odd] powndes 10 thowsande, & for her assurance to put in suche Marchantes as amonge thes here named, and sume others, which I shall herafter nominat, yow [=your] Lordship shall chvse, and thinke most sufficient. Thus most ernestly desyringe yowr Lordships fauoure, I do crave her Magesties resolutione, for yat I knowinge the same may hast the assurance the soner, for some of thes I must send for which are in the Contrie, but readie whensoever I shall giue them woord to be here within 9 or 10 dayes.

Yowre Lordships to Command

(signed) Edward Oxenford (sec. f; 4+7)

(In left margin)

The Names of the parties.

Smythe of Exceter
Glover and all those which are the vsuall Marchantes for the tyne, and that ar customers to the Tynners. wherby ther nedethe no losse of Coynage by cleringe the same, for yes [=these] be the same that have all redie payed for ther Tyne, & to whome the Tynners are indetted, wherfore the soner I may know her Magesties good plesure by yowre Lordships fauoure, the soner I shalbe able to giue assurance which is necessarie least her Magestie leas [=lose] this Coynage which is next to come, the best in all the yeare.

Addressed (O): To the ryght honorable & hys very good Lord the Lord Thresorer of Englande. [seal]

Endorsed (B): primo Aprilis. 1595; Erl of oxford Tyn work

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