[Address Leaf: Notes]
To my assured good Sister.
the Lady Kitson at
Hengrave/
Henry trauys ^trauyce^
to send presently. for the
writes; to send to my
father.
the old countes
of Shrewsberys
Letter: to
Answer
[Letter Text: Notes]
Good Sister, whereas my sonne william Cavendishe and others entred into
certen articles and Covenauntes to my good brother Sr Thomas Kitson and
my dere frend Sr Thomas Cornwallys wch Co...enantes beare date the forth
daye of februarie in the three and twentith yere of the Quene, and
were for assuraunces of land to be made to my sonne Charles & my daughtr
Margaret, and bonde likewise at the same time was given by my sonne
william and others for performaunce of the saide Covenauntes./ sone after wch
...e mariage being had, all Covenauntes were performed, and assuraunce
past by lawe accordingly to all our Contentmentes./ notwthstanding the
saide wrytinges remayned still in yor hand though they were requyred
by my sonn william and promised by you and I knowe ment & intended to be
delyvered but one occasion or other still diff...red it./ therefore good Madam
I hartely praye you procure my good brothe... to loke vp the saide
obligacion and articles of Covenantes and to delyver th... to this bearrer./
yf you shoulde not finde them redely (as I think you will) then in
the meane time I desire that my good brother Kitson and my good ~
frend Sr Thomas Cornwallis will seale this release wch I have
sent by this bearrer and delyver it as theyr deed, and whensoever
the other wrytinges shalbe founde this release maye be del...e...
you agayne./ this release neyther is nor can be any ...ayes
priudiciall to Charles. he wilbe at London foure da... before St
Georges daye, & yf you be the least doubtful ... praye you sende
vp on of yors wth this bearrer to ... and shewe him the release
and you shall knowe his minde ...ly and yf you can finde the
...d ... articles then the release needes not but to send them to
... yf you rest not satisfyed vppon this my letter./ I praye
... remember my very harty Commendacions to my honorable good
... noble ... And so wth my kyndest salutacions to yor
sel and my good brother to whome I wishe all happynes and ~
Contentment I Cease./ from Chatesworth this viijth of aprill 1594

Your louing sistar and
asured frend

EShrouesbury

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