[Address Leaf: Notes]
to mi good cosyn the
ladi seantelo
[Letter Text: Notes]
i haue openyd your letter mi good ladi to me uery
wellcom as ffrome her i loue dearely and most desyr
to see/ i wlode yow had as good caus to com to ley in
thes partes as i colde wyshe and thene yow shulde
be as grete a stranger in in darbi shere as now yow
ar in london/ i am now at cobham wher i intende
god wyllynge to be browght a bed i loke a weke before
sente anderous day/ i praye praye for me i know
i shall spede much the better for a good womanes
prayer/ i haue bassted the scleue of that wydenes
that wyll best contente the quyne/ the lenth all
wrott wyllbe shourte innoufthe/ i know the wyllbe
well leked the ar fyne and strange/ i haue heyr
sent yow inclosed the brede and lenthe of a caylle
for the quyne of the same worke for the shyrte wyth
the scleues/ yow may sendyt up unmade/ for that
the faysshyne ys much altered senes yow were
heyr x yarde ys innoufe for the roauffes of
the neke and handes/ thys wyshynge to yow
and yowrs as to mi selef i leue wyth mi louynge
and fryndely commendatyons to your selfe wyth the
lyke to yow frome mi lorde/ frome cobham the xxi of

bi your louynge cosyn and assuered frynde euer

F Cobham

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