To my Lady./
May it please your Ladyship I thought to have taken my way to Sheffylde of monday last, but of satterday nyght I was surprised by the gout soe as of sonday I coulde not remove but as I was carried yett I thanke god it went esily away, but I durst not travell without some pause for stirringe of humors; and therfor before my goinge (wich I intend to be of monday next) I desier to vnderstande of your Ladyships good health for wich we dayly pray for, as we are most bound that it may be longe and happy./ I vnderstand my lord of Shrewsbury hath bin more sharply handeled with the gout but now is at good ease./ Soe humbly beceachinge your Ladyships dayly blesinge to me and myn I humbly cease welbeck this vj of November

your Ladyships most humble and obedient sonn./

Cha: Cavendysshe:

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