[Address Leaf]
To the Ryght
honorabell my vary
good lord and cossen
the therle of Lecester
[Letter Text: Notes]
My honorabell L/ albeyt one of my greatest comforte...
ys to here frome your .L./ and nothynge cane be
more acseptabelle vnto me then to here of your wel...
lykenge the bache, and helthe recouered therby
I haue bene ^yet not wtstandynge^ forborne wrytynge for that I wolde
geue your .L. no ocasyon hereynge yt was wysshede
by lerned aduysse you shulde not youse yt/ other
wysse I shulde altogeder for gett my selfe/ whych
shall neuer apeare towardes so nobell a frende/
as I fynde by good proffe your .L. ys bothe to
me and myne but wyll reste euer moust
faythefoull as many your moust honorabell
fauores may Iustely chalenge. yn the meane
tyme/ my Lo. and I aconte all we cane do or
procure nothynge ansorabell to owre good wylles,
yrf yn dede theys barainne partes gaue any
thynge worthey your .L. my lorde thynke...
my sone gelborte for lac want of experyence
hathe/ ofered hys conterey cokes ^to be^ ouermache...
and no defalte nether yn the conterey nor
cokes. I beseche your .L. desyre my vary fren...
mayster Iulyo to presente vnto har magystye in
moust humbell dewty for whose prosperyte I
wyll euer pray as one moust bonde. that
we may longe leue vnder har gracyous and
happy gouerment/ and so my good lorde preyn... ^to god^ to sende you helthe and your hartes desyre
I ende Shefelde the xxvij of Iune

Your .L. louynge cossen
and moust faythefoull


hary cauendysshe hathe
desyred me by hys latters
to moue your .L. for your
erneste laters to the prence
of orynge yn hys fauore. and that
yt wyll plese you to show you
aconte of hym. thys am I euar bolde to trobell your .L.
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