The EARL OF TYRONE and O'DONNELL to the KING OF SPAIN.
Our only hope of re-establishing the Catholic religion rests on your assistance. Now or never our Church must be succoured. By the timidity or negligence of the messengers our former letters have not reached you. We therefore again beseech you to send us 2,000 or 3,000 soldiers, with money and arms, before the feast of St. Philip and St. James. With such aid we hope to restore the faith of the Church, and to secure you a kingdom.
5. Cal. Octobris 1595.
Signed: O'Neill, Hugh O'Donnell.
"Intercepted, and received the 29th Sept. 1595, from the hands of Piers O'Cullen."