I know your lordship hath a special care of any thing that concerneth the queen. She was entered into dislike of her solicitor, this bearer, Mr. Lowder, and resolute in it. To serve, and not to please, is no man's condition. Therefore, upon knowledge of her pleasure he was willing to part with his place, upon hopes not to be destitute, but to be preferred to one of the barons' places in Ireland. I pray move the king for him, and
p.208let his Majesty know from me that I think (howsoever he pleased not here) he is fit to do his Majesty service in that place; he is grave and formal, which is somewhat there, and sufficient enough for that place. The queen hath made Mr. Hackwell her solicitor, who hath for a long time taken much pains in her business, wherein she hath done well. He was an opposite in Parliament, as Jones was, that the king hath made Chief Justice of Ireland. But I hold it no ill counsel to join, or to remove such men. God preserve and prosper you.
Your true and devoted friend and servant,Fra. Bacon, C. S.