To my wyfe the countes of Shrewsbury
My dere none I have Resevyd your lettar persevyng thereby you were lothe to lees the offall of my beste I kyll wekely/ surely it were bettar for you to have the hole boddes & the offall to/ than wekely to send & bettar could I lyke it & sure I Am more honor there is in it/ & lesse proffett to you to have nothynge lost .../ & surely consyderenge the waverenges of your sum/ I have no delyt more cost shuldbe bestoid there/ & assure your celfe I can nott lyke to have you vndo your celfe/ & hyndar me & my workes to bestowe my men in worke there & you to kepe so many men as you doo/ consyderenge my byldenge I begyne/ & how I shall nott be Abell to furnysche you with coron & leves as I have done tyll that be fenyshed/ I am gladd your sunne wylbe Advysed by you & to send for his wyfe for there beenge here for the xij dayes therein doo As you lyke beste it shall ples me/ I pray you tak ordar for the plate & damask & dyeper napkens & shetes that there may be brought/ for here is nethar damask nor dyeper napkens in the house/ I Am mych in dout it wylbe thersday next before we can Remove because of wedensday is sent Ihonas daye/ farewell my only Ioye Sheffeld this frydaye At x of the cloke

Your fethefull husband

G Shrewsbury

wysche me with you/ you Arr nott forgotten here by your frends/ thow well worthy to be so longe Awaye


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