To the right honorable my very good Lady the Countisse of Shrewsbery
I thank your good Ladyship as wel for your honorable offer, and Curtuouse lettres, as also for the fatt Stagge youe send me. in good wit I will requite both, and other ways as I can. I haue imparted to this bringer whi I do not answerr your request, for so I should hynder that good which I hope to bring to passe. my purpose is to helpe and not to hurt. ther is tyme for all things. my Labor and good wil shal not be wanting god must give the successe. I hope wel, and I trust no want wilbe in your Ladyship for the performans therof. Thus referring the rest to the report of this bringer I Commend your good Ladyship to the good direction of goddes holy spirite. Soutwell Iulij 7. 1584.

your Ladyship's in christ

E. Ebors


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