[Hugh de Cressingham?] writes to Edward I noting that he received his letters by the hand of Romeyn, his messenger, at Berwick on 23 July, by which he commanded and charged him to employ the whole [of the money which he could] raise from the issues and rents of Scotland in the accomplishment and advancement of the business which the earl of Warenne, Sir Henry de Percy [and Sir Robert de Clifford...] for the king in these parts.
He notes that not a penny could be raised until his lord the earl of Warenne entered it and compelled the people, etc.
As to the commandment which the king gave him about Earl Patrick and his son, he understands that it is on his account that they remain, for well and loyally have they conducted themselves up to this time.
When the earl comes, the author and Sir Osbert of Spaldington shall discover the good and whether there are any bad.
He has caused the ships to be prepared, which are in the haven of Berwick to guard the sea, should the earl make a foray into the parts beyond the Scottish Sea. Because William le Gettour is one of them and is of the bishopric of Durham, and has been commanded by the said bishop to continue within the bishopric until he should receive orders from him, if it be the king’s pleasure to let the bishop be told to take care that the said William be not harmed for coming.