Trying to find information on The Barge Incident, an attempt on the life of Elizabeth I.
I found this:
"Be of good cheer, for you will never want, for the bullet was meant for me, though it hit you."
Elizabeth I (1533-1603), Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 13, by Frederick Chamberlin (1923). "To one of her boatmen who was shot when within six feet of her on her barge in the Thames. She took off her scarf and gave it to him to bind over his wound, which was bleeding profusely."
Chamberlin's book is not a reliable source, and my searches turned up nothing for the state papers.