To my synguler good ladye & mestres the ladye Seyntloo delyuer these//
I haue Receuyd the instructcyon & the bokes for master wyllyam candysche with the other bokes./ brocke as I do here ys lothe to departe owt of the howse at shotell there wylbe sute made for hym there to Remayne as I take it: he hathe had warning to avoyde nowe before our ladye daye/ dyckynes shalbe with your ladyship at london god wyllng on Sondaye the xth daye of marche next with as moche moneye as I can gete ether he shall com with the caryer of derbye or with the caryer of tutburye I ame in dowte yow shall not haue your moneye of master sturle nowe to serue your turne for your payment Iohn Sotton hathe spoken bothe with Iohn sturle & with sir antony sturle there ansewers you shall haue by Iohn Suton/ you dyd wryte that yow wolde not haue the inde of the grete galery next the grete chaumer selyd but a portall ther to be made Iamys Ioyner is in hande with the portall he had onse framyd the seleng worke someparte therof his altoryd for the portall not moche I do not vnderstande your meneng for the cornysche I am sure yow wyll haue the cornysche to be as the Rest is & of lyke heyght let me knowe your plesure farther therin in the meane seson he shall goo forewarde with the portall yow most haue a portall at the// coming in to the galery as nycolas tellyth me/ let me knowe wethur he shall do the seleng fyrst or the portall/ I shall asserten yow by dyckynes of the close yow sholde purchase of wattewodde yow most take hede howe yow dele with hym for he is acraftye yomon as I am tolde/ but for this close I shall larne that I can/ yf it be all Redye fownede by presentment of xij mene to be consylyd lande then the matter is the beter for yow to dele with/ I do nat here nothing from harry cokes wyffe I do thyngke she shall Remayne quyet where she is tyll your ladyship's commyng hom I dyd sent hyr worde to com & tell me yf she were molestyd but she is not that I do herof/ I haue not harde from hyr this monyth & more I haue sent hyr worde that I wolde come & speke with the man that dothe haue the howse yf nede Requyryd/ So that harry coke shall haue no nede to trobull hym selffe for that/ your ladyship's mother mistress leneger with all the chyldre be in helyth & merye thanckes be geven to god who preserve your ladyship in helythe ffrom chatteseworth the xxvjte of ffebrarye

by your obedyent seruant

Iamys Crompe//


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