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To the right wor:ll Sr Julius
Cecer knight Mer of the ~
requestes to the Kinges
most Excellent Ma:ty.
Vlt. Ianuarij .1603.
Eliz Countesse of Shrewsbury.
touching her answer to the in=
habitants of the forest of high
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[Letter Text: Notes]
Whereas aboute the xxth of Iune last past a petition was preferred to the Kinges
most excellent Ma:tie by Robert Allyn Hugh Needham and Iohn Wright in the
behalf of themselves and others Inhabitantes in and nere the forest of the Highe
Peake wherein they alledge that they ought to haue Common of pasture for theire
Cattle wthin his Highnes seuerall demesnes of the Castle of the High Peake
Called the Inner seuerall of the Champion The sayd petition: is altogether vntrue
and thereby they Clayme some of his Highnes Inheritaunce to be theire owne as
by a decree vnder the Duchie Seale and by my answere and my sonne
William Cauendishe sent you by this bearer you may perceive. The said petitioners
were presently after the delyvery of theire petition dispatched to Come to
me for Answere thereof but they Came not to me vntill wthin this weeke
at wch tyme they desired rather some Composition in ground then any thinge
Conteyned in theire petition./ I hartily pray yor lawfull fauour for the ~
speedie receivinge of the answere and dispatch of the matter restinge much
beholdinge to you and willinge in parte to requite yor trooble as this bearer
vpon the dispatch of the matter will further signifie vnto you to whom ~
I pray you geve Credytt./ And soe wth my very harty Commendacions
I Ceasse. ffrom Hardwicke this last day of Ianuary .1603./

your uery louing frend


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