[Address Leaf: Notes]
To my Lady./
[Letter Text: Notes]
My humble duty rememberd./ This daye I was at Mr Dales
and my brother William wt me who had conference wt the
ould gentelwoman and she sayes that she vtterly mistook Mr
Talbott when he reported your La. offers for she thought it
had bin doble as much as now she perceaues it is but not
with standynge she sayes she doubtes not but your La. will deale
well if the matter take effect but gladly she would haue
that your La. w did com vpe for she and [deletion] hir husbande
had rather agree in consent wt your La. then talk wt
by any frendes./ agayne she hath promised hir Magesty
not to conclutt any maryage wt out makinge hir priuy
vnto it soe that for that espetiall cause she wisheth
your La. presence for that she thinketh your La.
fittest and best able to attayne it sonest./ my brother
bought a Iuell and presented it in your La. name, but
humble thankes was giuen vnto your La. but the mayd
would receaue non wt out hir mothers consent, then hir mother
was maud mad [deletion] tould how your La. had sent hir
daughter a token and wished that she myght weare ^it^ it
for as a well wyshing from your La.; and that your
ment not to receaue it agayne nether to bind hir to
any inconuenience by the receatt of it, lik thankes
was giuen but she would not admitt hir daughter to
take it wt thes wordes that vntill some further sartanty
weare hir daughter shuld not receaue any thinge. Soe that
... I perceaue the only hope of your La. comminge./ thus
most humbly crauinge your La. dayly blessinge I
seace./ Cooldharber this xviij of Iune./

your La most obedient and
louinge sonne./

Charles Cauendysshe./

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