[Address Leaf]
To my wyfe the countes
of Shrewsbury
[Letter Text: Notes]
My none I havenge Resevyd yor lett whereby
I persev the pekes men desyres to know y to morow
home I wyll name to mete to talke wt there men
they dyd chuse before me At there last beinge here wych
was mr shalcroste & dacen of bely flatt/ Althow
I wold be loth to putt my cappe in doinge & thereby to
lose Apese/ yett consyderenge there ernest polayte more than
there desarte & nothynge weinge there clamorus spech
I wold wt all my harte there Intensyon shold goo forward
to exebytt Abyll to the quenes ma.te for I nethar have
nor wyll doo that thynge I wold have wtholden
from hur ma.te ^Knolege^ thow ever they Immagen otharwyes
wych I wold have them putt in proffs/ nevartheles
if you perseve ther they mene as they speke to seke my favore
& good wyll in dede Apoynte my steward & h one othar
wt him home you lyke so that he be one/ & loke what
he agrees therevnto I wylbee contented wtAll/ but gladdst
of All wold I have bene that mr chaunslar of the
duche him celfe myght have detarmyned harde the
mattar & gyvn Iugment therein/ so I wysche you
shortly to Retorne Sheffeld vij of Iune 1575/

Yor fethefull husband

G Shrewsbury

torne ovar
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I wrytt this because you may send my l lettar
to them to see how lyttell I Acomt of ther [deletion] complentes
I have Resevyd Alettar this mornyng from mr
sekretere wt lettares to this q from leyger for hur Afferes
& ^his^ [deletion] lettar [deletion] ^to me is^ the quenes mate cum nott in to yorkshyr
this yere/ & wyddar che cvm in to shropshyr or no ch ^it is^ douted
for helard he is Aboute yor frame & it wylbe done wtin
this iij dayes & than he shall cum to you the next weke thow
I maye Ill spare him/ fare well my only Ioye


G Shrewsbury

& senge I Am constrenyd to Absent my
sune gylbard I wyll provyd sum plase forr
him & his wyfe whych I wyll vse yor advyse therein
& surely I wold have you provyd for charls yor sun
ho is esely ledd to folly/ for wtin ij nyght Aftar you
went from me he Intysed his man morten Intysed
his mastar blyth & my Armorar to goo Astelynge in
to staly parke/ in the nyght/ & I wold wysch you to
Advyse him from those doinge lest sum myshappe myght
cum thereby to his harom & yor grefe/ now the progresse
Altares I mynd to Altar my wrytenge to hur mate

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