Sir my Lady desireth you after yat you haue perused this inclosed to retorne yt ageyn to hur Ladyship/

yours assured to command

W Cauendysshe


My honorable good Ladie I hartlie and humblie thanck yow that yt pleasethe your Ladyship to acquainte me with the marriage of your granchilde Mistris Parpoint with Master George Manners whome his ffather would needes commende to my seruice, although I did rather like to vse him as my frend, and truly to my knowledge the younge gent is to be liked and loued for his good condicions which he hathe naturally from his good father by birthe, and I doe perswade my self that your Ladyship shall take muche comfort of thir matche; so as betwixt his father and your Ladyship the twoe younge folkes may be prouided for, to lyve without want, and so I wishe to your Ladyship to take more Comfort by stirringe abroade to visit your frendes and children, and not to lyue so solitary as yt semeth yow doe there in Chattesworthe amongest hills and Rockes of Stones. ffrom the Court at Wyndsore the ixth of August /1593.

Your Ladyship's bounden assured frend

Will: Burghley./


To the right honorable my verie good Lady the old countesse of Shrewsbury


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