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To the Right honorable my esspecyall
good Lord, the Lorde Burgley
Lorde Tresurar of England./
6. october 1587
The Coutess of Shrewsbury
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my sengiular good Lord, I moste humble and hartely thanke your
Lo: for your Lettar sente by my sonne Wylliam Cauendish, yt
ys my greatest comforte that yt pleaseth your Lo: to haue
Care of me, your honorable fauors hath only supported
me, else grefe and dyspleasur would haue enddyd
my dayes./ now to segnefye to your Lo: my present
state wherof yt pleased your Lo: to wyll me to aduertys yo
aduertys you since my coming into the contrie my
Lord my husband hath come to his house wengfeld
wher I moste remayne not paste iij tymes more haue
I not sene him, he stayed not ovar aday at a tyme
at his being heare not vnquiat nether well pleased,
since my coming downe he hath allowed me grosse
prouegions as beefe mutton and corne to sarue my house
but now not Longe since he hath sente me word
that he wyll not allowe me any further and doth
wthdrawe all his prouegion not suffaring me to haue
suffecyent fyar, yf yt myghte please my Lo: that I
may remayne in house wth him as I oughte and as
her ma:ty put me in comforte I should I shall not
desire any prouegions, tyll then I truste he shall not
be suffared to wthdrawe them frome me, yt pleased
her ma:ty to assure me that my L. prouegions to me
should be bettar worthe then seuen hondreth pound
a yeare, ovar and besydes the thre hondreth pound
in mony he alloweth me./ I heare by Charles
my L. hath ben dysquiatted wth a Lettar you L. hath
sente him of Latte, concerning me, the more
honorable and frendly yt pleaseth your L. to write
of me, the more ys he or some aboute him dyscontente
I moste humble thanke your Lo: for your moste
honorable remembarance of me to him, I know your
L. hath euar ben his beste frend, and yf I mighte
contenew wth my Lo: I assure my selfe howsoeuar
he ys now parswaded he would then thenke and
acknowledge him selfe much behoulding to your Lo:
for wishing and aduising him to vse me well, yt
was sonne aftar the receate of your L. lettar that he
stayed his prouegions from me what he wyll doe
further I know not, I humble beceeche your Lo:
that my Longe delayed mattars,

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may now receue ende, tyll then my enemys wyll take great
aduantage to sture vp my Lorde ageanste me and myne, and
styll doe deuide vs, I humble thanke your Lo: for your
greate fauors to my sonne this bearar, whom I beseeche
your Lo: Lyscence to attend one you for my mattars, and
thus humble craueing pardon for my trobuling your
L. in this sorte I moste humble cease wth my dayly
prayar to sende your Lo: all comfortes./ wth a moste
happy Longe Lyffe, at wengfeld this vjth of octobar

your Lo: moste faythfull
frend and so bounde./


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