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[Letter Text: Notes]
My bounden dewtie most humbly remembred
to yor Lap &c/ Hauing bene
but one night in towne, I can adurtyse yor
La.p of little./ my la Penbroke
monday last, went as farr as the Erle
of Kentes to haue mett hir father, where
she reseued letters from Rufford yt the
Erle of Shrouesbury was not abell
to trauell, som say yt about a moneth
hence he purposeth to be in towne./
yt is sayd yt the duke of holst, my
La. Arbell/ & my Lady marquesse shall
christen the .Q. maitis daughter, but
wch of ye Lady marquesses I know
not./ ffor yor La.ps matters I
shall plie them ernestly, both to quite
yor La.p of suites; and yt I may ye
soner weyt of you./ The Quene
of Spayne is lately brought a bed
of a sonne; The Spanish Imbassador
here, for ioy made many fireworkes in
the street before his his howse, & cast
gold & siluer amongst the peple to ye
value of CC.li/ Cardinall of
Medices vnkell to the duke of fflorence
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is chosen Pope./ yt is thought he will
fauor the french more then the ~
Spanyard./ And so most
humbly beseching yor La.ps blessing
I most humbly ceass, wth my dayly
prayer to ye Almightie to graunt
yor Lap a long & happy lyfe/
ffrom London the xxiijth of Aprill 1605

Yor Ladyships
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most humble & most
bound sonn

W. Cauendysshe

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