madam I most humble thanke you, that yt pleased you to make me partakar of so welcom aletter non wysheth hym better then I, your lettel pore creatuar showed more gladnes then was to be louked for in one doble her years, she and the rest most humble thanks your majesty that yt wyll pleas you to remembar them I haue sent iiij letters which I desyar may be showed yf yt seme good to your majesty to wryte as ys requeared I beseche you send yt by thys bearar I dare assuar ther shall come no harme of yt, I besech you wryt earnestly, and so being not well I humble take my leaue thys monday lat at nyght

yf yt please you I thenk yt as good or better to wryt to my sonne to be showed and the letter shalbe retourned


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