[Letter Text: Notes]
my good la & systar as I have wrytten to my l so muste I
sygnyfie vnto yow hir mates late comad commandment vnto me wch
was to lett both my l & you vndarstand that you have one marvyn
attendant about yow who doth not vuse him selff the best in yt house &
her maty wylled me to put yow in ramembrances of the charge yow have
I men my l yor husband & what yow promysed towchyng the shunynge
of al manner of occasyones to gyve hyr cawse to susspet that
she ye rather caused you to absent my l children & yores
that ye lest occasiones shold be offred she hoped yow wold be
as vygyllant for all yor sarvantes & yet ashuredly she heareth thys
marvyn yor man & my l doth or hayth geven some speshyall cause
of susspycione & I parceave his hir maty doth look he shold
be presently removyd frome that howsse thus hir commandment
I can do no lese than sygnyfy accordyngly and so beynge somewhat
trobled in one of myne eys doe hartely byd my good la &
systar fare well this wensday the xxiij of novembar

yor ashured lovyng ^brother^

R laycestar

ashuredly systar I fynd [deletion] hyr maty
very earnest in thys matter not havyng
delt wth me of long tyme befor of ane thes

the coppy of my lord of laystar
lettar to my lord layde

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