Henry VIII,the Reign
25 June 1524
Is sure that he has heard from his chief Secretary here the order of the army, which is marching against the common enemy, and his determination to do all in his power to recover Henry's rights to the French crown.
Begs him to hasten the expedition on his side, as it is a good opportunity for gaining everything from his enemies, considering the good army Bourbon has here, and the friends he has in France and elsewhere.
Told his ambassador (Pace), in presence of the viceroy of Naples, the marquis of Pescara and other persons, that it is very necessary that Henry should invade France with a large army, for it is not easy to conquer the kingdom without being attacked in several places.
Tells him this, that he may not be blamed if matters do not turn out as he and the emperor wish. Will do all he can for his own part.
Savillan, [Savigliano] 25 June. Signed.