In the first, touching the article proposed by [Thomas Erskine of Halton and Brechin], my lord secretary, in our sovereign lord's behalf to the lords of the articles foresaid touching their counsel and advice, what shall be done with the borderers now remaining in his highness's ward in diverse parts of this realm, and likewise of others that are suspected and accused to his grace of certain crimes, the lords of the articles foresaid counsel his highness to hold these persons in ward as they are now until the time they pass to the knowledge of an appropriate assize, at what time and place the king's grace thinks expedient.

On the which day, regarding the answer to be made to the Duke of Holstein's secretary and writing sent from the said duke to the king's highness of his desires, the lords think it expedient that the king's grace cause [Thomas Erskine of Halton and Brechin], his secretary, to write his effectual letters of recommendation to the said Duke of Holstein, his tender kinsman and friend; and as for his desires contained in his letters and articles made thereupon, that his grace shall send with diligence to [Henry VIII], king of England, his special letters and request to desist and cease from all affectation of the realm of Denmark or other lands pertaining to the said duke or that he has title to, and from giving of aid and assistance against him to the Lubecks or any others, and that his grace shall send his special writings and messenger to the council and town of Lubeck to enquire and see the cause of the war and trouble they move and make against his said cousin, and to exhort them to desist therefrom; and as his grace gets letters thereupon and shall understand by further information for what cause such injustice, wars and wrongs are moved against his cousin, his grace shall thereafter do to his said cousin as he finds the cause and according to the proximity of blood, and shall not leave his said cousin unaided in his just and honest causes and actions.

  1. NAS, PA2/8, II, f.13r; NAS, PA2/8, III, f.6r.
  2. NAS, PA2/8, II, f.13r; NAS, PA2/8, III, f.6v.