I send you enclosed a warrant for my Lady of Somerset's pardon, reformed in that main and material point of inserting a clause (that she was not a principal, but an accessory before the fact, by the instigation of base persons). Her friends think long to have it dispatched, which I marvel not at, for that in matter of life moments are numbered.
I do more and more take contentment in His Majesty's choice of Sir Oliver St. Johns, for his deputy of Ireland, finding upon divers conferences with him his great sufficiency; and I hope the good intelligence which he purposeth to hold with me by advertisements from time to time shall work a good effect for his Majesty's service.
I am wonderful desirous to see that kingdom flourish, because it is the proper work and glory of his Majesty and his times. And his Majesty may be pleased to call to mind, that a good while since, when the great rent and divisions were in the Parliament of Ireland, I was no unfortunate remembrancer to his Majesty's princely wisdom in that business. God ever keep you and prosper you.
Your true and most devoted and bounden servant,Fr. Bacon