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... my Lorde
... my Lady
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My duty moste humbly Remembred. may it please yor honors
Accordynge as my L. of Lecester wyllethe me, so doe I advertyze
him of every convenyent messenger that I know passethe vnto yor ho:
And so he promysethe as his leasure wyll permytte, to wryte vnto
yor honors, And this mornynge tellynge him of th a messenger, he
promysed to wryte if he colde fynde any tyme, And so he sytting
in the starre chamber, did ryse sumwhat before the reste, and
wrote this lettre to yor L./ I have shewed him the sondry com=
mendacions wch yor honors hathe done vnto him in yor lettres to me,
the wch he takethe ever moste thankefully and Ioyouslye as any
man can doe/ This day vppon the Lordes rysynge in the starre
chamber, The arbytrators in Burrells cause have appoynted, that
on Wednesday nexte they wyll heare & determyne it/ And in
the meane tyme I wyll fynde meanes that my L. of Lecester
And my L: cheife Iustyce shalbe throw throughly acquaynted
wth the chefeste poyntes on our sydes, and wyll travell wth all
my Indevoyre to brynge it to a good ende, yet am I in great
doubte that we shall lose all the lande, for yt they all, And
my L. of Lecester also is fully resolved that it is so suffitiently
assured vnto the younger brother, as it were dyrectely agaynst
the lawes of the realme to putt it ^from him^ And so my L. of Lecester
sayde vnto me this mornynge/ I can not gesse what ende
it wyll cum vnto/ but I wolde I had no greatter discomforte in it,
then my Lord of Rutlandes travell, And then I wolde be in better
hope, altho I thynke he laborethe earnestly for the younger brother
/ mr Solysitor dothe promis me all care in the matter, and
wyll be wth vs on wednesday, The miserye of the elder Burrell
is suche, as for remorce I have releaved him ij or iij tymes,
and muste pay the lawyers fees of my owne pursse god grant
vs a good ende./

I thynke my L. of Lecester hathe wrytten vnto yor L. suche newes
as is styrrynge, for my selfe I know none, but suche as are common/
the duke Casymyre departethe hens to morro to morrow, and hathe
yesterday taken his leave of her ma.tie who as I heare wyll gyve
him at his departure ij Cupps of goulde, of severall fassions worthe
CCCli a peece, the wch there hathe bene sumwhat to doe ...
... ^it^ and mr Secretary Wallsyngham bare the brut ^brunte^ therof,
on Sunday laste this duke was chosen one of thorder of the garter,
And my L. of Lecester gave him for a present A ryche collor, and
A George at it, And ij other Georges besyds, wherof one of them was an
Aggett, a Curyous and ryche pece/ be also my L. of Pembroke hathe
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sente Casymyre ^from Wyllton where he is sumwhat sycke^ a fayre george at a cheane of goulde sett wth
stones wch Coste a CL.li/ my L. of Lecester also hathe
geven him dyvers other thynges, as geldyngs, hawks and hounds
woddknyves falchynes, hornes, crossebowes, And sondry peces of
clothe brode clothe fytte for huntynge garmentes; bothe for wynter
& sumer/ for he delyghtethe greatly in huntynge, and can chouse
his wynter deere very well, he kylled a barren dooe wth his pece
this other day in hyde park, from emongest CCC other deere/

her matie contynuethe her very good vsage of Monsieur Semyer and
all his companye, and he hathe conference wth hir iij or 4 tymes
A weeke/ And she is the best disposed, & pleasantest, when
she talkethe wth him, as by her gestures apperethe, that is possible
The opinion of Monsieurs cummynge styll holdethe, And yet it is
shoretely bruted that he can not take vpp so muche monny as
he wolde of suche a soddayne, And therfore will not cum so sone

/ I can not learne any thynge more of Quene mother her cumming
into Inglande, yet sum doe thynke that she will cum very
sodenly, but for my owne parte I doe not beleave it./

I had forgotten to wryte vnto yor L. before I wrote of seinges
that my L. of Huntyngdon goethe wth Casymyre to gravesende
And Sr henry sydney to Dover. The frenchemen ^here^ & the Spanyshe
Ambassadore dothe very greatly repyne, at the great Intertaynemt of
this duke./ my L. of Lecester, hathe bene allmost continually
wth him synce his commynge to London./

The matter betwyxte my L. of Rutland & mr markham resteth
as it did, And nothynge as yet hathe bene done therein, synce
theyr laste commynge vpp. her ma.tie hathe talked ofener wth thomas
mark markham than wth the other, and shewethe to markham very great
good countenance. And suerly he hathe many ^good^ freindes that doe stycke
vary well vnto him./ Touchynge the effecte of the laste lettre wch
I receaved ^yesterday^ from yor L. concernynge Roulsoon/ I will betymes to morrow
imparte it to mr myddellmore/ for he hathe bene oute of the Towne
thes iiij dayes, but wylbe here ^at courte^ to morrow mornynge/ I wyll also
imparte it to my L. of Lecester & to mr Skidmore, And desyre them as
occasion servethe; & yt they heare that this impudent fellow dealethe
in any ^suche^ sorte, to infore informe her ma.tie of the truthe therof, yet I
intende to tell mr myddellmore therof, & not doe it wthoute his advyse
leaste he sholde thynke any thynge therat. I can not learne that
Roulston is come vpp./ This day in the starre chamber the lordes ~
examyned iiij messengers suche as are daly sente of errantes from the courte, who
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are founde by counterfeytynge of the L. chamberlayne And ye secreteryes
handes, to have deseaved the Quene above three thousande poundes
wthin thes vij yeres, they and theyr confederates, whervppon they
muste stande of the pyllerye, at Westmester, at the courte gates, &
in chepesyde, on certayne dayes appoynted, and then have theyr eares
cutte of./ on thursday laste, as my Lorde Rytche was rydynge
in the streetes, there was on wyndam that stode in a dore and shott
A dagge at him, thynkynge to have slayne him, but god provyded
so for my L. ryche, that this Wyndam apoyntynge his servante
yt mornynge to charge his dagge wth ij bulletts; the fellow doubtinge
he mente to doe sum myschefe wth it, charged it only wth pouder
& paper, & no bullett, and so this L. lyfe was therby saved
for otherwyse he had bene slayne, Wyndam was prsently taken by
my L. Rytches men, & beynge broughte before the counsell
confessed his Intende, but the cause of this quarrell I know not
but he is commytted to the Towre/ The same day also as
Sr Iohn Conway was goeynge in the strees stretes, mr Lodovyke grevell
came sodenly vppon him, and stroke him on the hedd wth a great
Cougell & felled him, And beynge doune stroke at him wth a sworde
And but for one of Sr Iohn Conwayes men who warded the blow
he had cutte Cutte of his Legges, yet did he hurte him sumwhat
on bothes his shynns/ The councell sente for Lodovyke grevell, and
hathe commytted him to the marshallcye: I am forced to troble
yor honors wth thes tryflynge matters, for yt I know no greatter.
/ my wyfe dothe very well, I thanke god, And is an obedyente
patient, & lykethe thos easye thynges yt are applyed to her very
well. for thestate of her boddy mr Iulio toulde me that he hadd
wrytten it at Lengethe to yor Ladyshypp. And thus moste humbly
we beseche yor honors daly blessynge, praynge to allmyghtye god for
yor Lps. longe contynuance in all honor, moste perfyte healthe and
longe lyfe. at yor Lps. lyttell house nere charing crosse this
prsent fryday late at nyghte. the xiijth of february 1578

yor honors moste humble and
obedient Lovynge chyldren.

Gilbert Talbott

Mary Talbott

I never sawe Thomas Cornyshe but once
synce he came vpp, nether doe I know
whether he wyll goe into fraunce, or returne
to yor L. agayne/ nor any thynge at all
of his besynes more than yor L. lettre./

I pray yor La. lett me know yor pleasure for
ye parsonage of Tormorton [deletion]

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