[Address Leaf]
March 14
Mynute to my Lady ~
Shrewsbury by Mr
Concerning the Lady
[Letter Text: Notes]
Madame. We are verie sorry to fynde by the strange stile of the
Lady Arbellaes lettres that she hath her thoughts noe better quieted ~
especially consideringe her Ma.tes owne ready inclynation notwthstandinge
her [deletion] errour ^first errour in delinge wth my l. of Hertford to haue taken any noe other course wth her then was expressed by our first ioynt letter under tow. of our handes./^ to forbeare any further offence towards her ~
then did appeare by our ioynt lre. Wherein ^and^ because we would
be verie gladd even for the suppression of vayne reports that the
bottome of her heart weare knowne, seeinge the bearer hereof is
knowne to vs to be of good Religion, and seemeth to be much ^agreeble^ ~~~
interested in her. ^vnto her in respect of his dependeng vppon her howse.^ We would be verie gladd ^It is thought fitt^ that your would ^La: should^ suffer
him to haue accesse vnto her, as often as she shall desyre him ~
Next whereas your La: complaynes, that she is not remooued from
you, we must replye vnto you for the present, that her Ma.ty can
in noe sort be brought vnto it, but hopeth that you will soe ^rather wisheth that seeinge^
Fashion all thinges, as the yonge Lady, may not mislike her
habitation, soe as your La: doe assigne M.r William Cavendish
to attend her, whoe is a gentleman that can both please her
and advise her in a dew proportion. And thus for this tyme
we committ your La: to Gods protection. From the court
at Richmond this of March 1602

your La:ps verie Lovinge

she groweth soe
troublesoem both to her
selfe and to others
that you will
deale as myldly wth
her in wordes as
you can howsoever
she may offend her ^you^
in this tyme of her
passion ^because that is one pretence of her querell^. and that
as much as may be
her sendinge vpp
and downe such
strange farr lettres
may be forborne.
in the wch we
must tell you ~
truly and soe
we pray you to
lett Mr William
Cauendish know that
her Ma.ty and my
Ldes doe expect at his hand
that he should seeke to interpose himselfe
more carefully ^earnestly and perticilerly^ toward the discouvery of
her mynde meaninge by theise vayne fancyes
and temperinge then he doth seeinge it is her Ma.tes pleasure and soe
we doe agayne signifye to you that he doe ridd ^ease^ your Ladyship of
that contynuall care wch we see you take the same beinge a great
trouble to your selfe and more proper for him whose company is more
agreable vnto her/ Theise dyrections we ^haue^

thought fitt to give ^you^ in her case, first
because the multiply dispersinge of her
lettres abroad and of such straunge subiectes
she writes is incovenient for the state and
many respects, and in our opinion disgraceful
to her selfe, wch maketh vs the rather woonder
that her vncles there, are noe more sensible of
it, nor doe not by their lettres or otherwise
open themselfes ^vnto vs^ ether
in their desyre and

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and industry to prevent and suppresse these
thinges or in discoveringe their knowledge
of such perticilers as haue come to there vnderstanding
especially, [deletion] Mr Henry Candish whoe knowinge
himselfe to be charged in the first matter of my L.
of Hartford ought in duty ether to haue written
or come vpp to haue given satisfacion, whereof ...
we pray your Ladyshipp, to take notice vnto him ^of in that part^
as to your other soonn ^Master William Candish^, of that wch is expected by
the state at his handes. Lastly we intreat your
Ladisshipp for your owne part to Lay from you
all suspition or feare that any of her vnquiett
informations can toutch you in her Ma.tes opinion
nether ought in wisdome to be, soe apprehended by you
towards her as to be mooued thereby, to any such
Course, as might hurt your health or give her cause
of further vexation to her selfe, whom her Ma.ty would
haue, barred, of noe thinge fitt for her ether in your ^where she^
owne howse ^remaynes^ as longe, as those discreet freinds of hers
whom you assigne to accompany and attend her can
keepe her wthin bounds of temper and quiettness of ...
wch though we can iudge but by her lettres yet you
must thinke that we assure our selfes that they
wch doe dayly accompany her haue soe much discrete
as to disover the causes

the ende and the remedyes of all such actions if they list./

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