To my very Lovinge cosin harry ffoliambe of Derrick Esquier
Good cosin ffoliambe. I am geven to vnderstand that this Whytson weeke was apointed for determeninge an order towchinge Elizsabeth fflint wedow/ for that her husband lately dyed intestate./ at which conclusy[on] becawse shee thinkes yt behoves her to have my servant Rolland her brother/ and vpon vrg[ent] cause to ymploy him otherwyse, Let me intreat you to defer the matter vntill Trynety Sunday: as also to vse very frendly consideracion towards the wedowe/ and the rather for that I wilbe loathe to see her wronnged/ wherin seing the case so standes, as your frendship and well handling the matter may stryke the stroake/. I nothing rest in doubte of your forwardnes and favor to her cause/ the which I shall take in very tha[n]kful[l] sorte and not be found vnmyndfull ... may do you plasure/ with m[y] very harty commendacions I bid ... farewell. Chatsworthe the ... of Iune/

Your Lovinge cosin


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