[Address Leaf: Notes]
To Iames crompe
[Letter Text: Notes]
crompe I do vndearstande by your Leters that worth sayth he
well departe at our ladeday next I wyll that you shall
haue ^hym^ bundon yn ^a^ noblygacyon to avoyde at the same day
for sure I wyll troste nomor to hys promes and were he doth
tell you that he ys to any peny behend of an olde for work
done to mr cauendyssh or me he doth Lye Lyke a false knaue
for I am moste sure he ded neuer make any thynge for
me but ij vaynes to stande vpon the huse I do very wel
Lyke your sendeynges sawyers to pentrege and medoplecke
for that well furder my workes and so I pray you yn any
other thyngs that well be a helpe to my byldeynge Let yt
be done and for tomas mason yf you can here were he
ys I would very gladely he were at chattesworth I wyl
Let you know by my next leters what worke thomas
mason shall begine one furste when he doth come
and as for the other mason wyche sur Iames towld
you of yf he wyll not aplye hys worke you know
he ys no mete mane for me and the masons work
wyche I haue to do ys not muche and tomas
mason well very well ouer se that worke
I perseue sur Iames ys muche myslyked for
hys relegyn but I thenke hys wesdom ys suche
that he well make smale acounte of thatt mater
I woulde haue you to tell my aunte Lenecke
that I woulde haue the letell garden weche
ys by the newe wo howse made agarden thys
yere I care not wether she bestow any grate coste
ther of but to sowe yt wt al kynde of earbes and
flowres and some pece of yt wt malos
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I haue sende you by thys carerer iij bud
bundeles of garden sedes anll wreten wt wellem
marchyngtons hande and by the next you
shall know how to youse then yn euery
pynte frome the courte the viij of march

your mystres

E Seyntelo

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