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My bounden dewtie most humbly remembred to
yor Lap &c./ This wedensday, according
to ye Lordes commaundmt, mr Holcroft, my self,
& mr Sutton w.th o.r counsell, attended in the
after none at the Star chamber;/ And
there likewise attended kidman & Caterall.
The Lordes were so busied in other matters
that they cold not here any thing this day
towching concelem.tes./ There answere
was, that when they satt next on these
matters, we shold be the first dispatched
There is no day now set downe, but
we shall attend them, when they sitt for
concelem.tes./ mr Crompton this
day moued my lo keper in the Star chambr
yt whereas I and other defendantes (Crompton
named none but me) haue demvrred vppon
his bill of complaynt, affirming his bill to
be so friuolus & insufficient ^that^ yt deserueth no
answere, yt it wold please my lo keper to
refer yt to some to consider of his bill and
to make reporte to ye Courte whither there
be cause to answere yt or not; my lo.
keper hath referred ito to ye Iudges of the circuit
none can ...ge better of yt then my lo.
Andrson, ... he hath bene partly acquainted
wth Crompton... honest & good dirr actions.
So yt this m...er I account yt ended, & I wysh
yt Alwood were of the same mynd./
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It is a thing materiall to be alleged ageinst Eyre in the Chancery
that he hath made a dede of gyft of all he hath; wherof I
knew not, but by yor La.ps late letter by watson./ My
lo. keper hath not yet giuen sentence on Eyre, Blunt &
Columbell, vpo Mr Mr Barloes suit in the Chauncery
but as I here mr Blunt doth offer mr Barloe [deletion]
fyve hundreth poundes to be at pease wth him, for yt is
thought mr Blunt is in danger to be greuously fined
in the Star chambr for periury & forgery, yf matters be
not taken vp./ mr Blunt liketh to be defended by
the Erle of Shrewsbury; for yt the Erle hath the land, & his
father bound to mr Blunt to saue him harmeless for
all matters touching mr Barloe or his land./ but
mr Blunt seing no ayd, & yt all must rest on ~
his owne sholders, entreth into wordes of great heat
ageynst them, whom heretofore he most folloed, remembreth
his ill hap to be drawen into the matter of the wayres
at Shelford, whereunto he sayeth he was perswaded.
Before mr Barloes comming vp this terme; the Erle
sent for him to Shefeld to haue taken vp matters ~
betwene mr Blunt & him, but mr Barloe wold
not be perswaded, so as he departed from Shefeld
in displeasure;/ wthin few dayes after, mr Barloe
was sent for to Shefeld ageyn; but wolde not come.
my Cosin Chaworth thinketh that the Erle cannot ~
kepe any courtes in the forest of the peak, but
yt may please yor La.p to let thinges rest till after
the terme, yt yor La.ps co...sell may be further
advised vppon the sight of ... leass/ hir ma...
morrow come to whyte ha... Besides the cytie, ...
Iudges and Serientes are all a...ynted to attend, wch vsua...
they doe not; it is partly do..., as yt is sayd in respect ...
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moscovy Imbassadar./ I humbly thank yor La.p for the
handes of the three litle honest folkes subscribed in yor Laps
letter, I know by Iames writing; where he lerned his
skill; I besech god to bless them; & to graunt that yor
Lap may se litle ons of them all./ mr Srient
warburton shalbe Iudge & it is thought shall come ye
circuit wth my lo. Andrson./ There are no ~
lesses yet made of the yorkshire landes, A great ~
nomber of the tenantes haue attended here all terme
& yet doe; they are vncerteyn what [deletion] there dispatch ^wilbe^
And so having not further to aduertise yor La.p I most
humbly ceass, wth my dayly prayer to ye Almightie to
graunt yor La.p long & happy health wth all comfortes.
most humbly beseching yor La.ps dayly blessings
from London this wedensday night the xijth of Novembr

Yor Ladyships
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most humble &
boundenn sonn
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W. Cauendysshe

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