[Address Leaf: Notes]
To ye Ryght ho. me syngular good La
& mres ye countes off Sallop gyff the wt
[Letter Text: Notes]
Thes nyght after Iohn was gone wt me letter ezabell told me yt gylbard
dyckensson camme to hur in ye bahowsse & axed yff yor .ho. were here & she
answered no & he axed when you went aweay & sed yesterday he axed when
you doth com agyne she answared shortly as she thowght. & lat at nyght
there came a boye from sheffeld in a greine coate & talked wt them in ye stable
& sed he moste gow very yerly in ye morninge to sheffeld agyn What ^you^ thes meanyng
be ther questyons & ye lacky comyng so late & goyng so yerly in ye mornyng
I knowe not except yt be to bryng me lo worde off yor absence here & so yt he
myght com vppon ye soden & fynd you a weay so I leve yt to your ho. wysdom
to conseder off yt as you thynke beste bot I thynke good you were here. master
knyveton ryd by to day to sheffeld as I was told & called not so I was
told wc I marvell off. me .la. arbella at viij off ye clocke thes nyght was
mery & eates hur meat well bot she went not to ye scolle yis vj days therefore
I wold be glad off yor .la. comyng yff there were no oyr matter bot yt so I
beseke ye allmyghty preserue yor .la. in helthe & send you sonne a good &
comfordable end off all yor great trobles & geffes Wynffeld thes Twysday
ye v off novembar at viij off ye clocke at nyght 1588 §

yor .ho. moste dewtyfull bound
obedyent sarvand
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Nycholas Kynnrslay

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