To the quenes moust excelente magystye
16. March 1577 The Countes of Shrewsbury to the Quenes majestie
may yt plese your moust exelente magystye I am outterly onhabyll to expresse the monyfolde causus I hau[e] to yelde your magystye my moust humbyll thankes and presently yn that I vnderstand by my vary good lorde of lescester that yt hat[h] plesed your magystye of your moust especyall and gracyous goodnes to grante vnto my poure dowter lenex the costody of har chylde nott withstandynge that ther were dyuers meanes yoused to your heghnes for the conterary someche the more am I bounden to rest your faythefoull and thanfoull saruante for the same/ and I do beseche your magystye that I may commette wolly vnto your moust Gracyous Consederacyon my sayde poure dowteres case of whoyes only goodnes I repouse my wolle troust/ besechinge your magystye also to haue yn remembrance the forder sutte of my lord and me one theyes two owre chylderyne behalfe, and so as we are moust bowden we wyll neuer seasse to prey to the almyghte god longe to prosper your magystye yn all joy perfytt healthe and selycyte with longe and happy reyne ouer vs at shefelde the xvij of marche

your magystyes moust bouden subgett and saruant

EShrouesbury


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