[Address Leaf]
To therle of Leycestere
2°. Augusti .1578.
Erle and Countesse of
Shrewesburye, touching
the la. Arbella.
[Letter Text: Notes]
My very good L I & my wyfe have Resevyd ansur
Ansure out of Scotland from mr bowes wyche herein
closed I have cent vnto yor L. whereby the more fully
you may vndarstande how that kynge & late councell
there Arre detarmyned Altogeddar to defete oure lytt...
Arbella of [deletion] hurre Ryght to therledom of
lynoxe & Lp of darnely and as we both
Acknolege oure celves gretly beholdenge to yor L for
yor most favorabell lettares to mr bowes wyche
hath proqured this his wyes & frendly delynges
still we hartely praye yor L to contynwe A
patron to the Infante by erneste Intarsessyon to hur
ma.te for hur & vnles hur hyghnes wold
vochesafe hur gracus lettares. my most ernest ...
sorte to that kynge. onne her lyttell wardes behal
behalfe & hur commaundement to mr bowes to follo...
the mattar effectually we can nott but be in sum
despere of the prevelyge herein. Agenste consyens &
...gmente as we take it./ for if the worst chaunce
it semethe to me that kynge can notte Revoke
his first gyfte done in his mynorete before ...
cum to lawfull eres. & that it wold ples yor L
to bestow yor oune lettares partykularly to homme ...
evare you thynke it nedefull. & to mr bowes to the
formore effecte The beshepp of Katnes to home
it semethe that kyng hath graunted the erledum is
Avery old man. sekely. & wtout Achyld & I can
nott but thynke this is only composed for him to
the ende. daubigney in fraunce beinge as ^his^ nexte
ere male shuld soksede him/ for I well Remembar
that the duke of guyes & d. demene hathe wryten sondry
lettares to the scotes quene in daubigneys behalfe
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wt Assurans of daubygneys sarves to hur whereby
it apperethe that this is wrought out of fraunce
besydes I have harde my wyfe saye the old lade
lynox told hur long agoo of this daubygnes sekenge
to prevente the Infante. wych I wylle leue to hur
hyghnes consyderacion Apon yor L Informenge her
thereof. We havenge no othar hope but holly in
hur ma.tie evare beinge Assured of yor care & helpe
to bettare effect than partykularly we can Intrete/
& where mr bowes wrythe of sum hope for the Recovere of
the Rereges of the land for As myche as the olde La
lynoxe before hur dethe sayd that che was yerly
satesfyed of All that was due to hur sunne charles
late erle of lynoxe we wyll nott seke furthare
for so smawle amattare/ & so wyschenge to yor
L as to my ^oure^ celfes we most hartely take oure
leve longenge to here how you have desgesed
yor penauns At buxtons/ chatsworthe this ij
of August 1578/

Yor L moste
fethefull cosun

G Shrewsbury

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