[Address Leaf]
To my wyfe the countes offe
shrowsbury at tutbury
yeve this
[Letter Text: Notes]
My dere none I have Reseved yor lettar offe the
viij of decembar wherin wherin Aperethe yor desyre for
my home cummynge what my desyre is therevnto I
Refarre the same to yor construcsyon if I shuld go
Iugge of tyme me thynkes tyme longar syns cynse
my cummynge heddar wt oute you my only Ioye than I dyd
in cynse I maryed you syche is faythefull affecsyon
whyche I nevar tasted so deply offe before
this day orre to morow we shall know grete lyklyoddes
of our despache I thynke it wylbe kyrsomas evon
before I shall Aryve At tutbury thynges faules oute
very evoll Agenste the scotes quene what che shall
doo yett it is nott Resolved offe/ As it chanses I am
I Am gladde that I Am here for if I were nott
I were lyke to lose have moste parte offe my
leses graunted ovar my hedde there is syche sute
for leses in Ry Revarsyon offe the duche my parke
[deletion] that I have in kepynge called morly parke is
graunted in Revarsyon for xxx yeres wherein I have
made sum sture/ my good nebur hathe Apromes
offe it I mene stannoppe but I shall make it dere the
havenge offe it & if I canne gett it put in I Am
Aboute to gett a A frende offe myne ^to^ put the forreste
of the peke in his boke I have offered a thousande
pound for A les in Revarsyon for xxx yeres I
have geu must paye deneng vcli for his les of stoke
how mony wylbe hadd for thes mattares Insure
you I know nott/ I wyll make syche menes to mr
myldmey for the staye of tutbury tyth As I wyll
nott be prevented for it is hey hye tyme for there
was nevar sych scyfcenge & proubenge for leses in
Revarsyon As be now at this presente
my L steward hathe bene syke & in dangar but now well
my L shefeld is departed this lyfe & my L pagett hastes
Aftar yor blak none is in helthe
ho loves you nott nor you hym

yor fethefull husband tyll
my ende

G Shrewsbury

from the coutrte this monday the xiij of decembar
now it is sarten the scotes quene cummes to tutbury to my charge in what ordar I
can nott Asarten you

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