Dublin Castle the 12th September 1691
Wee understand by a letter wee this day received
from Colonel Mitchelburne that he hath sent captain
Hoeuward who is high sheriffe of the county of Donegall
in custody to the campe with articles against him
in order to a tryall, as wee suppose, by a court marshall.
Wee therfore thinke fitt to acquaint your excellency that
wee have severall materiall exammacons against colonel
Mitchelburne and doe beleive the quarrell between them
to have arisen about dividening of cattle taken from
the countrey, wherein both of them have been too faulty.
But since the assizes of Donegall are to sit
soone and that the sheriffs presente is absolutely necessary
there, wee desire your excellency to send him back to his county
as soone as possible, and to leave the examinacon of that
whole matter to a further and more convenient opportunity
for it. Wee are
Most humble servants
Charles Porter Thomas Coningsby
Wee think fit to serve your excellency the
enclosed coppy of a letter sent from captain
Hamilton, a man of credit, to mr. Davy our
secretary, about this matter, which came to him this day.