[Address Leaf: Notes]
To the Right honor... and my singuler
good Lady the ...esse of Shre=

at Ha...dwyke
[Letter Text: Notes]
Good Madam I was very glad of the receipt of yor La. lettre and chefly for that I
doo vnderstand theirby that you be in good helth wch I pray allmighty god Long for
to contynew. Towching yor La. request in the behalf of Sr Edward Dyer
this much may please you to vnderstand I receiued a lettre from the Erll of Shrew.
by yong Sellers desiring me to take order for the saffe keping of Mr Beresfords
goods in Mr Dyer right because the said Mr Berisford had made him his executor
wheirvpon I did presently send tow of my seruants vnto Bircheouer wch is wthin tow
mylles of me and their Left tow men to Looke vnto his howse and Cattail he hath their whoe
doo their parts honestly for thei haue fownd a good porcion of Wooll that was hydde in a
Rocke. and their I appointe them to remain and haue sett sealles sealles vpon the Lockes wheir
any goods be and haue charged them to haue good care also that their be no sheepe nor
Cattaill purloyned owt of the pastorrs so as I haue no dowt all things their shalbe
in saftey vntill I hear forther. Their is at Byrcheouer a great quantite of Lead
wooll sheep and somme Cattaill but ... wch he is thought not be wthowt/ platte and
stuffe/~. is at Bently whither Mr Harpir had sent befor the receitt of my lettre to
take ... order. Mr Dyer... ag...ntes I am well knowen vnto but beeng yor La.
frend I ...ill carrye the better ... either in this or any other seruice you may please
to comma...de me/ and so I pray god almighty Long to preserue yor good
La. ffrom haddon this xxjth day of Decembr 1602
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Yor La. most humbly
to comaunde

John Manners.

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