[Address Leaf: Notes]
To my loving sonnes
Gilbert Talbott
William Cavendyshe
and my cosyn Clark
v.Cli presently.
v.Cli terio Trimtertes. 1581
v.C in ffesto tour pro x. 1581
vltimo dec. 1582. vCl
lettres from my L. ^& Lady^ at my beynge
at London in february & marche. 1582
My La. lettre to my brother
Charles ^William^ Cavendyshe mr
Clarke & my selfe
concernynge my brother
Charles Cavendish’s marryage
vltimo January 1590
[Letter Text: Notes]
Sonne Gilbert: I have receaved the artycles sett downe in behalf of a
maryage betwixt Charles my sonne and Sr Thomas kidstons doughtr,
wch truly in dyvers pointes are too obstricte, and the same I have
noated in the margent of the booke wth my answer and mynde to every
suche partycule whervnto I refer yow/ I pray yow delyvr
to ^good^ Sr Thomas Cornewallys most harty salutacions from me: wth thankes
for his paynes taken in the mattr and willingnes to have it a
matche/ wch wth all my hart I wishe and will strayne myself
to the vttermost, and farr more than shall stand wth my ease,
bothe for the vertuous demeanure of the younge gentlewoman
herself/ and that my sonne is to ioyne wth so good frendes/
Yet my hope is that Sr Thomas Cornewallys/ will thinke my
offer to the artycles very large and sufficyent/ and be a
meane that no further bonde be required, than conveniently
I may in reason graunt vnto/ Looke what I have sett downe
that shalbe assured in what stet they hold best/ and yf
further increase for Charles livinge be stood vpon/ as also
eny great Somme to be bestowed of land and assured to
Charles/ that my worde may take place, wch I will
not faile to performe. And furthr declare,
that as he hathe wysely done in forbearing to wryte
vnto me for the respecte alledged/ so do I now forbeare
in lyke mannr to troble him wth eny letter from me/ onely
making ernest request for his favorable contynuance in
concluding the maryage that yt may be dyspatchte
before Lent/ and so the enemie wilbe prvented from
wurking damage/ My hope is, it will not be taken
in so ill degree as is expected/ What soever chaunce
lett him rest assured, that I and all the frendes I am
able to make shalbe imployde to labor the cause. and
thus having referred my mynd vnto yow/ I beseche
god to blesse yow. Sheffield the last of January

your louynge


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