To ye right honorable the Countes of Shrewsbury.
My noble lady I must supplye a great burden with a light recompence, being so depelye Indebted for your many bountyes, only bare thankes have I to requyte them with, Albeyt a very redye & most wylling mynde shall ye alwey finde to make better requytalle with any servyce or pleasure yat may lye in my smale pouer. And so wyll with my best & hartyest prayers to god for your well doing comytt my good lady to his safe protectyon. from Kenelworth this xvj of July.

Your ladyship's most assuredly bounde

R. Leycester


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