To the Ryght honorabell my very good Lord the Lord burghly Lord tresorar of england
14. May 1570 The Erle of Shrewsbury to my Lord thankes.
My very good Lord I Am Alas bold to trobell your Lordship in All my gret & weyghtys causes & fyndes your honorabell delynge every way towardes me & myne to be syche that you holy bynde me to be youres. My wyfe & I Repose grete truste in your Lordship & that by your good menes hur Majeste wyll show hur gracivs goodnes to oure daughtar Lenox & hur lyttell one good my Lord so doo for vs that oure sute may have good end Afore the progresse knoinge your Lordship's honorabell mynd so well but to doo hurs & oures good I nede no furthar to presse your Lordship/ My Lord I Am to thynke sum vnkynes in you benge Abyldar & hath nede of lede & wyll nott send to me to be your purvay[or] but At mydsemar I wyll have Adosun fothar in Redynes for you to bere out from hull to teboldes/ & my wyfe desyrs your Lordship shold end that house as you have begonne so wyschenge to your Lordship as to my celf I end with my wyfes most harty commendacyons & myne to your Lordship & my Lade your wyfe & my lade of oxford Sheffeld the xiiij of maye 1578//

Your Lordship's most assured fethefull frende

G Shrewsbury

your Lordship ys not only trobeled to moue hur magysty yn the behalfe of my dowter of lenexe and letylone for ther mentenance that by hur Gracyous goodnes the mey haue werwith to mentene them selues/ but as I here your Lordship hade some what ado to perswade hur magystye beynge offendede that my dowter lay at sente Iames, hur magystye thynkynge yt wos yn some howse my brothe wynfelde hathe hade that howse xv or xvj yere to youse at hys plesure. I cane no more but thanke your Lordship and thinke my selfe mouste beould[ynge] to you

your Lordship's mouste assured


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