From Manx Soc vol IV,VII & IX
AUG. l, 1595.
STATE PAPER OFFICE, SCOTLAND *
IT may please yor' wor yesternight verie late I received
yor wor packett of the 24 of the last wthher
Matie lre to therle of Argile and yors to his L. mcclayne and
others. All wchby the helpe of God shall diligentlie be disposed
as you have directed, The parson I sent to Kirkowbray founde
there a bote of Man to whom the lre is delivered and wch will
warne that place of the Ilanders intencon but them of the bote
told him that the Ilanders had ben alredy offering to land but
retired and durst not enter on the land by reason the people
there were redy for them. It semeth also that for this tyme
they shalbe forced to retire. But in regard of such contrarie
brutes I can write nothing wth certaintie, etc.
*Vol.. 56, Art. 71.