[Address Leaf: Notes]
To the right wopfull my very
good Cosin and frend Sr ffrancs
Willoughby. knight at
[Letter Text: Notes]
Good cosin, in respect of the good will I beare you I made offer to my cosin ~
Henry Willoughby for the disbursmt of three or fowrre thousand pounds in such sort as
he hath signifyed to you. and thoughe of late I haue had very good offers made me
of land to be sold yet in respect of my former promis I haue not gyven care
therto./ The Land you offer in morgage vppon further lookinge into the matter
I fynd to be threescore pound rackt rent, and threescore pounds of old rent, and of
the old rent some in lease for lyves. and yor mannor of willoughby the principall
thinge besydes yt some pt of it is in lease for lyfe the whole is in ioynture to
my la Willoughby. So yt for so great a some I think it not a convenient porcon
I know where for less then half this money you assured for more land. yet
haue I told my cosin this bearer yt there shalbe three thousand pound prs...tly
disbursed vppon this land. and yf you be to vse any more vppon further assur...
there shalbe more redy for you: I hope you doe assure yor self yt I look not for
any thinge but for the security of them yt are to disburse this money. your
Land I do not desyre. yf I could be assured of yor lyff there should not
nede any morgage at all to be made but the yongest and healthfullest
are subiect to chaunge. My cosin Henry Willoughby will shoe you my
mynd at more length./ And so praying god to send you longe lyffe and
happy health. I ceass. from chatsworth this viijth of maie .1594.

Your lovinge cosin and assured frend

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