To my Lorde my hosbande the erle of Shrouesbury
my ladies lettres
my none I here ther ys abrewte that my dowter lenexe my Iuwell and my dowter grace shulde come hether to morow. I cane not beleue yt for that you haue not made me to knowe yt; I prey you lette them stay ther for a shorte tyme yt wylbe the lesse dongorus for the ynfeccyone, whyche myght so hapon yf any here shulde take yt as wolde torne to owre dyscomforde, withyn a wecke you shall here frome the corte and then you may sende them two or thre dayes afore you comme, I haue wretyn to strynger, blonte. hadfelde, and perynce to help me with the caryage of my tember I wolde make gattes and other thynges with yt yf I hade yt I prey you forder them and cause others of your tenante to helpe god send my deare swete harte hys helthe. Sonday

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I haue sente my none letes, I thanke you for the salte venyson you mete...


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