[Letter Text: Notes]
Vnderstandinge by this bearer Richard Weston, of the willinge
mynde your Honor hath to deale with me before an other, for
such woodes about Alton Parke as are mete to be dispended in
the Iron woorkes there, and that your Lady: is also contented
to disburse at Midsomer next CCCCli towarde the furnishinge
^stocking^ & repayringe of the sayd workes. I will therfore wth what conenient
speede I may cause the watter waters to be vewed by men
of skill, to thende I may be assured whether that proportion of
wood may there be dispended, as willinglyie your La: Honor would,
wch done I shalbe readie to conclude the bargaine with all
speed. Thus with my dutie remembred vnto yor La. do committ the
same to the tuicion of the Allmightie. London this xxjth
of May 1591.

Yor Honors to commande./

Letter to ye cowtes
of Shresbury for

Beinge offrred a bargaine of wood nere Alton Parke, by the
countesse your Mother ^in law^ to be dispended in Iron workes there
aboutes, after the rate of fyve shillinges for the woodes of euerye
dozen of coles yearly to be payed, and vnderstandinge her La:
estate, to be therin for terme of lyfe, haue thought it mete to
make your honor acquaynted before my further proceedinges. And
if in dealinge with my La: I may haue your Lo LLo: good
will & consent for the continuance of the yeares, that shalbe agree
agreed vppon betwixt vs yeldinge yowr ^Lo^ the lyke rate for wood
if she should happen to dye before the expiration of the terme
the bargaine might stande me in some steed, otherwise I would be
loth to purchase your Lo: displeasure, or to make soe vncerten
a match, wherfore I humbly pray your Lordship to lett me
receaue by this bearer your full resolution, the rather for that
some others to whome lyke motion hath bene made seke to pruent
me, wherin I shall account my selfe much behouldinge to
your good Lo:
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My Lord cane nott tylle howe to Annsawer
the Lettar ffor the Conntyneuwes of the bargynenge
yf my Lady showlld dye exsepe the wood be
Ratted of some prysse and hye Cane nott thencke
but the Colles wyle Leye yow in xs a dossene
whyche is a Resonabell Ryckennge in that/
Countre so I take yt a verye good Cowrse
to have the Lettare ^sent^ as yet was ffyrst
penned yt

yt where allso good that yowr worship showlld wrytt
vnto mr bentele that yf vpon the delleuere
of the Lettar vnto my ... Lord/ his/ hounnar des
well Connsent to your barggynenge wth my Loadey
and ffor is ovne part well daylle wth yow
and any other sort by alltryenge of the/
bargyne and to be payd by the dosen of
Colles som sartyn propossand delleverynnge
then at the worckes at is ovne Charge
or to be payd by the Cord of wood hye
all son allso berenge at the Charg at
^of^ ffawllynge Cuttinge and Cardinge or to be
payd by the Card of wood yow berynge
at the Charge at of ffawllynge Cuttinge and
Cardinge yf his hounnare desyere to alltare
the bargyne vpon any suche poynte mr
bentelle to knowe is prysse and to sartyffy
yow there of spydaly


about a Bargaine
for Wood with my Ladie
Shrewsbury./ 1591

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