[Letter Text: Notes]
Madame The cause why I have stayed to
render you thankes for yor most frindly lettre hath
proceaded throughe a fever I was late visited
wthall since the recovery whereof we have
been greatly troubled wt wooinge matters vpon
the arrivall of one Monsieur de Cymieur servant
to the frenche Kes: bother he who carieth
himselfe in his charge wt yt modesty & tem-
peraunce as he doth greately content all
this courte. But what wilbe thissue of his
arrande he onely knoweth yt sitteth above

About a fortnight past I sent vnto yor Lad:
a copie of the aunswere I receaved from my
cousin Sidnaye and whereunto I prayed yor
Lad: that I might receave yor opinion how
you did like thereof. And for yt I have
receaved from you no aunswere It maket...
me greatly to doubte yt the sayd lettres
are not come to yor handes. wherefore
I have thought good to send you here
inclosed an other copie. The gentleman himself
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The gentleman himself according to his promise is
come vp whom I finde verie well inclined to
do as I shall direct him, he asked me
whether yt yor Lad: ment to bestowe vppon
yor sonne anie of yor westerne lande you
had by Sr William Sentlowe which if it might
be brought to passe I perceave wolde greate
ly content him. I promised him to writte vnto
yor Lad: and procure yor speady aunswere ^therin^
which I humbly beseche you yt I may receave

Since yor departure I have not seen yor
sonne Mr Caundishe I wolde be glad he were
here yt my cousin might see him in case
you continue affected to suche a ^the^ matche which
I suppose will bothe content you for the
person as & for the Lyvinge. And so prayinge
once again yor Lad: speady aunswere I
most humbly take my leave.


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