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A.D. 1607-8, Oct.-APRIL. ΕΤΑΤ. 47.
1. John. Constable, married to a younger sister of Bacon's wife,
knighted at his request (Oct. 5, 1607). Suit made for Mr.
A LETTER TO MR. MURRAY, OF THE KING'S BEDCHAMBER
2. Flight of Tyrone and Tyrconnel from Ireland
A LETTER TO MR. PERCE, SECRETARY TO THE DEPUTY OF
A LETTER TO SIR JOHN DAVIS, HIS MAJESTY'S ATTORNEY
GENERAL IN IRELAND (Oct. 23, 1607)
3. Increase of Judges' salaries. Fee granted to Bacon. Delays in
4. Conversion of Toby Matthew to the Romish Church. Com-
mitted to custody on his return to England. Allowed to visit
SIR FRANCIS Bacon TO A FRIEND, ABOUT READING AND
GIVING JUDGMENT UPON HIS WRITINGS
Matthew refuses to take the oath and is committed to the Fleet
To MR. MATTHEW IMPRISONED FOR RELIGION
5. Relation between Bacon and Salisbury.
A LETTER TO THE EARL OF SALISBURY, OF COURTESY UPON
6. Lady Packington (Bacon's wife's mother) and her sons-in-law
7. Question whether the Postnati were naturalised by law,
before all the Judges in the Exchequer, and settled that they
1. Book of private memoranda. General survey of the contents
TRANSPORTATA EX COMMENTARIO VETERE, July 25
1. Abuses of informers upon penal laws
THE CERTIFICATE TO HIS MAJESTY TOUCHING THE PRO-
To THE Rr. HONBLE. HIS VERY GOOD L. THE L. HIGH
TREASURER OP ENGLAND (Aug. 24, 1608).
3. Popish libels against the memory of Queen Elizabeth. Bacon's
memorial of her felicities
To SIR GEORGE CARY IN FRANCE UPON SENDING HIM HIS
WRITING IN FELICEM MEMORIAM ELIZABETH A
4. Commencement of the colonisation of Ulster. Opinion of the
law officers as to the disposal of confiscated lands
ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS SENT INTO ENGLAND FROM
THE LORD CHIEF BARON OF THE EXCHEQUER IN IRELAND 111
Commissioners appointed to prepare a scheme. Bacon's treatise
A LETTER TO THE KING UPON PRESENTING MY DISCOURSE
TOUCHING THE PLANTATION IN IRELAND
1. Dispute as to the jurisdiction of the Provincial Council of Wales
over the four shires argued by Counsel before the Judges.
Bacon's arguments for the jurisdiction .
2. LETTER TO MR. BOWYER (Feb. 27, 1608)
3. To the EARL OF SALISBURY (6 July, 1609)
4. To Sir MICHAEL HICKES (6 Aug. 1609)
5. Progress of the great Instauration.
A LETTER TO MR. MATTHEW, TOUCHING INSTAURATIO Magna 132
A LETTER TO MR. MATTHEW, UPON SENDING TO HIM PART
OF THE INSTAURATIO MAGNA (10 Oct. 1609)
Death of Sir Thomas Smith. The last letter rewritten.
6. Bishop Andrewes and Cardinal Bellarmin
A LETTER TO THE BISHOP OF ELY, UPON SENDING HIS WRITING
7. Bacon's book on the wisdom of the Ancients. Probable motive
for publishing it at this time. Modern views of the meaning
8. Bacon invites Isaac Casaubon, then in Paris, to a correspondence 145
1. State of the Exchequer. Ordinary income of the Crown insuffi-
cient for its ordinary outlay. Decrease in the value of Subsidies.
Death of the Lord Treasurer and condition of the Treasury.
Salisbury succeeds to the office. His first measures. His de