Letters & Papers: Volume 4 Date: 21 April 1529 No. 5474 Title:CLEMENT VII. to HENRY VIII [Regrets that, in consequence of his illness, he could not give the King's ambassadors an audience]
5474. CLEMENT VII. to HENRY VIII.
Regrets that, in consequence of his illness, he could not give the King's ambassadors an audience.
Has not been able to satisfy the King's wishes as expressed by them, although he has sought to do so night and day, and taken the best lawyers to his counsel. Would be glad if he could do what the King desires. Cannot declare the brief of Julius false without hearing both sides, considering his position and responsibility to God. Must act according to justice, as he will learn further from Campeggio. Rome, 21 April 1529.
P.S. in his own hand: Has not written to the King in his own hand, as he is not yet convalescent. Begs the King to believe that he is very anxious to oblige him. Signed with a J. Lat., vellum. Add. Endd.