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THAWNSWER MADE BY MR. MAYER, MR. HUTTON, MR. COOKE
VERSITIE ACCORDING TO CERTEYN ARTICLES COMONED OF AND
To the first they deny accordinge to such instruction as thei have eny sedition ment or willed ther And if ther were eny unseamly behaviour or wordes thei will not defend the mysdoers and ther and then thei for thunyversitie remitted for a quyetnes all that was ther done.
To the second (ther aunswer) that it is convényent the Proctors and taxors of thuniversitie shuld enter into all men's houses that be vitallers and use weights and measures and other suche thynges concernynge ther office to serche and view all defaults of the same at convenyent tymes and that those that rescuith or resisteth them in that behalf do not well.
To the thirde they aunswer that thei will not make any suche a townes matier nor defend any suche.
To the fourth. Thei aunswer the Vicechauncellor being a judge it is not lawful for any privat man to resist his officer coming to do his dutye for suche thing as longeth to the Vicechauncellor's office or authoritie according to the charters and composition and that that is done with the consent of the Proctors is remitted to Mr. Rust.
To the fifthe it is answered in the seconde.
To the sixth thei aunswer that suche collusion must not be used nor it is not lawful: and that the husband must aunswer for his wiffes defaults in measures and weights and such thinges. To the viith Thei require it shuld betaken but as spoken in a feume and thunyversitie remytteth it.
To the viiith thei aunswer that it is reason that thunyversitie according to ther charters and the composition have the prison and the stokes to punysshe them that be worthi in them.
To the ixth and xth thei aunswer that as yeat the towne is not
fully resolved what can be done in this behalfe and that ther is
JOANNES MADEW VICH.
JAMYS FLETCHER MAYRE
A LETTER FROM W. SAYNT-JOHN TO THE VICE-CHANCELLOR
To our lovyng Frendes
AFTYR our hartye commendations, these shalbe to advertise you uppon thoccasion of soche matter of complaint as on your behalf hath been exhybited unto us against the mayor of your towne and thundersheriffe of that countye, we have hard them at good lengthe and in thende so fynd them sory for these attemptes and very willyng to do that shuld be bi us appoynted for redubb thereof wherupon we have taken ordre that both the sayd mayor and undersheriffe shall not only knowledge their fawlt before them the Vicechancellor and vi or vii others of the heedes of your college and the Proctours but also that the mayor in the common hall shall openly among his brethren acknowledge his wilful proceeding and exhort them all as moche as in hym shall lye to be ware of the like hereafter. The doing whereof like as we thought shuld gyve a good example to others not to attempt the breking of eny your liberties hereafter, Wherby according to your own information youe maye the more quyetly applye to your lernyng, So we dout not but ye will confirme yourselfe in dede and not only at suche tyme as these men shall com to knowledge their fawlt use suche quyet sobre and gentle enterteyment of them as shalbe seen to men of your callyng but also in the diligent applyeng of your lerning and the rest of your procedings to use yourself as these the Kinges Maties grauntes maye take ther
entended effect amongst youe in which case we shal not only thinke this our travel wel employed but also be glad to ayde youe farther from tyme to tyme as occasion shal so require accordingly, And thus fare ye hartily well from hampton court the iii of Octobre 1547 Yor Loving frende
W. SAYNT JOHN ETC.
THE WORDES OF THEIR ORDER TO BE SAYD BI THE [LATE] MAYER FLETCHER AND THOMAS HARRISON HIS SON IN LAWE.
WHEREAS certen prisoners taken bi the Proctours of thuniversity in this last Stirbirge fayer for persons of naughty and corrupt behaviour were bi the same proctours brought to the Tolboth to have been there commytted to prison both for their punysment and also example of others And I having before taken the keyes of the prison into my custody wold not suffre the sayd malefactours to be taken in to prison, whereupon I have ben called before my Lordes and others of the Kinges Majties privy counsell and my fawt therein so justly and playnely opened unto me as I cowd not denye the same like as then before my sayd Lordes I dyd syncerely and willingly confess my sayd fawte so nowe bi their order I confess byfore youe all that in the saye refusal to accept the sayd prisoners I dyd unwysely and indiscreatly both to the daunger of myself if the matter should be extremly considered, And also to the evyl example of the rest of the townesmen, wherbi they might take encorage to do the like and to fall into the lyke damages but I have required them all to be ware to do the like, lest they fall into the like damages but to do rather all thinges that may brede quyetnes betwene youe and us. 3 OCT. 1547.
Theffect hereof was the undersherife of Cambrigshire was appointed to pronownce before the vicechancellor etc. changing only his fawte of the baleyng of the prisoners from the castell*.
*The two last articles are inserted in this place although properly belonging to the following reign,
*LITERE ACHADEMIÆ AD DUCEM SOMERATTENSEM.
INVENI VIRUM SECUNDUM COR MEUM, VOX est æterni patris, et clarissimum elogium in Davidem Honoratissime Dux. Sed unde tanta tanti viri laus? Pax, Salus, et Justicia in Israel, timor Dei et vera religio, Mentis altitudo et Divinæ ad frangendos hostes prudentia, hæc singula Deo placuerunt, hæc universa Davidem Deo commendaverunt. Familia Jesse magno timore erga Deum, non maximo honore apud populum efflorescebat, et ex parvis initiis magna providentia Dei Davidem non maximum virum in summum locum evehebat. Et nos cum singularem gratiam et precipuum Dei favorem erga familiam Seimuriam animadvertimus, cum te et omne ætatis tuæ præterita Spacium ab ipsis incunabalis tuis in hunc diem deducimus videmus certe et hos aliquot annos videmus te nobilissime Dux non virga Mercurii sed novo Samuelis spiritu et digito Dei e reliquo numero hominum selectum esse, cui uni quatuor res in hoc mundo maxime a Deo commendarentur. Pax, et Salus reipub., Cura laborque belli, purioris religionis Sollicitudo, Divi Edvardi Regis Virginis Sacrosancta custodia tibi uni imponitur. Attende quid nos dicimus, intellige quantum tu sustines, et agnosce quantum in hiis omnibus Deo debes. Pax per te tanta, tantaque vivendi suavitas Angliæ nunc constituta est ut quæ vox populi de te sit, quantus favor singulorum existat, quomodo patrem Patriæ universi certatim te appellant, animo tuo te suaviter concipere, quam nos literis nostris ostendere maluerimus. In bello Deus Gedeonis gladium tibi commisit victoriam dat non com
* D. Madue procancellario. Hoc officium oblatum Duci, Episcopo Winton. conjecto in turrim Londinensem. Libertate adeptâ cum Maria Regina cepit regnare ipse vindicabat rursus dignitatem. [Marginal note by Archbishop Parker.]
munem cum quotidianis mundi principibus, Sed qualem Josue a Regibus Madon et Asur, qualem Judas a magno Antiocho et Nicanore olim reportavit. In religione, ejusdem Gedeonis Spiritum ad demoliendum aram Baall in te Deus excitavit, cujus abominationes universas ut radicitus evellas universi nos obsecramus. In sacrosancta custodia Josiæ nostri tam divinam suscipis curam, ut hic Rex virgo primus omnium nostræ memoriæ regum merito esse dicatur, qui ab omni non labe solum sed suspicione etiam fornicationis cum meretrice babylonica purus et integer virgo existat. Itaque cum te unum Deus constituit Domi, pacis autorem, Militiæ, patriæ propugnatorem, Religionis fortissimum vindicem, Sacrosanctæ Regiæ Majestatis sanctissimum tutorem, vox profecto Dei, vox populi de te est, INVENI
VIRUM SECUNDUM COR MEUM.
Et cum hæc dignitas tua, ornata hiis quatuor rebus maximis amplissima existat ut nullus locus ejus augendæ reliquus esse videatur, Ecce Deus quia illum et providentiam ejus in his omnibus Sancto timore agnoscis, suspicis, et veneraris, novo cumulo honoris, novâ accessione laudis, te etiam atque etiam augere instituit. En literæ et studia literarum universæ Academiæ Cantabrigiensis quintum locum laudis apud te occupare student. Tuæ voluntati, opi, consilio, gratiæ, et autoritati, sese tradunt et commendant. Te ducem et protectorem, te summum eorum cancellarium, una mente et voluntate, una voce et ore agnoscunt. Ut literarum dignitatem in tuam fidem recipias, pax publica rogat, laus bellica postulat, vera religio obsecrat, et REGIA MAJESTAS exemplo suo imperat. Quoniam hæ quatuor res licet maximæ sint, sine literarum tamen præsidiis Decus et splendorem suum tueri certe non possunt. Jam Laus major nec a te expectari, nec a nobis excogitari ulla potest, Jam hoc solum reliquum est, ut una et consentiens efferatur vox Dei, Regis, Reipub., Religionis, et literarum, INVENIMUS VIRUM SECUNDUM COR NOSTRUM. Scripsimus nuper ad te de literarum Dignitate in hoc parlamento conservanda. Nunc tua res tota est. Incumbe igitur eo, quo te in hac re Religionis et Reipub. Salus, quo te Regiæ Majestatis et tua voluntas provocat. Si beneficium quæris,