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To the Right honorable Sr Robert
Cecyll knight principall ~
Secretarie to her ~
Ma:tie./ ~
Countess of Shrewsbury the Elder to
my Mr
[Letter Text: Notes]
Good Mr Secretary, vpon yor Comandmt & Mr vicechamberlaines ~
my sonne this bearer is come vp to attend yor pleasure in some matters
touching Mr Thomas Gerrard who hath exhibited a Complaint to
her Ma:tie supposing some wronges to be offred him by my sonne, but ~
vpon the hearing of the matter, I doubt not but yt will very
evidently fall out that my sonne hath and yet doth indure many
great wronges, and hath offred him none./ I trust my sonne shall
haue redresse thereof (so honorable persons having the matter before
them)./ Good Mr Secretarie I am sorie that I have had ~
occacion of Late to be so troublesome to you, My hope ys that
by yor honorable frendshippe to me and favour to Iustice ~
myne shalbe righted aswell in this matter of Mr Gerrardes as
in the great wronges the Earle of Shrouesbury hath offred them
wherin you haue been too often troubled./ You shall greatly binde me
vnto you in showing yor honorable favour to them. And soe ~
praying god to graunt you longe and happie lyfe I will take
my leaue ffrom Hardwick the xviijth of Ianuary 1602

your euer assured Louing frend


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