[Address Leaf]
To my Lady.
[Letter Text]
Good maddam and my most ho. good Lady and mother,
I and my wyfe are most bounden to your Ho. La. and through
your goodness and bownty, We ar lyke to keepe the meryar
Chrystemas, Whearin never day shall passe, that we wyll not
have a dutyfull remembrance to your La: God send your Honor
many a Healthfull and merry Chrystemas, and well to all your
La: wysheeth well too, wch we knowe ys to all good folkes. In these
Troblesome tymes next gGoddes and the Kynges, yf my servyce, any
Wayes may be lykynge, yt shall be due to your Ho. La: And thus Wth most dutyfull thankes; We pray to God for your La
longe and prosperus healthe longe ^to^ contynew. Wth desyre of your
Ho. blessynge. Tutbery. the vjth of December. 1605
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Your Ladyshyps humble and
obedyent Soonne
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Henry Cavendysshe

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