To my Lovinge sarvant Thomas Baldwyn at Coldharbar/
La[d]y Shrewisbury
17 January 1579
Baldwyn. Wheras you cast the fault vpon Barnesley that my sonne Harry Talbott did not subscrybe the wryting as was my Lord's plesure/ that cannot excuse your self, because I was than of no other mynd but yt would fall out as it hathe/ insomuche I might have obtained my Lord's letter of commandement as you know in that behalf/ but that you tooke the matter vpon you and assured me you would see yt accomplishte ... my Lord's [m]ynd and myne, therfore I am to thinke great default in you. notwithstanding do pray since now my Lord hathe wrytt to Barnesley his plesure accordingly that you will gett it forthwith ended without longer delay this terme and not to fayle/ and if it cannot be done by dedim[u]s potestatess, than my Lord's plesure is that my sonne harry come to London. And so fare you well. Sheffield the xvijth of Ianuary

your louynge mystrys

EShrououesbury

if my Lord chefe Iustus wyll nott graunt adedemus potestatus lett harry cum vppe to dispaitch this terme

G Shrewsbury

send Apott of grene gengar in siroppe that is very good for my self

chewe the beste and se my mater dysspached thys terme I prey you, I am clered by yt and none cane gayne


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