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To my Lady
I receaved ^a^ lettre from my Lorde since this
lettre was sealed & then I had no tyme by this
messenger to Wryte agane vnto yor La.
wch came in a comfortable season vnto me.
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My moste humble duty remembred vnto yor good La.

To fulfyll yor La. commandement, & in discharge of my duty
by wryting rather then for any matter of importaunnce that I
can learne, I herewth troble yor La. her ma.tie styrreth litell
abrode, and since the stay of the navy to sea, here hathe bene
all thinges very quieat, and almoste no other taulke but
of this Late proclamation for apparell, wch is thought shall be
very severely executed, both here at the cowrte, & at London.
I haue wrytten to my Lorde of the brute yt is here of his
beyng sick agayne, wch I nothing doubte, but yt it is vtterly
vntrew, howbeit because I never harde from my L. nor
yor La. since I came vp, I can not chuse but be
sumwhat trobled, & yet I consyder the like hathe bene
often reported moste falcely and withoute cause, as I beseche
god this be./

my Lady cobbam asketh daly how yor La. dothe, and
yesterday prayed me, the next tyme I wy wryt to doe
her very hartie commendacions vnto yor La. saynge openly
she remayneth vnto yor La. as she was wonte, as vnto her
deereste frend: my La. Lenox hathe not bene at the
cowrte since I came./

on Wednesday next I truste (god willing) to goe hence towarde
Goderydge, and shortely after to be at sheffeld. And so moste humbly craving
yor La. blessing wth my wonted prayer for yor honor and moste perfite helth Lonnge ^to continew^

from the cowrte at Grenewidg this xxviijth Iune. 1574
Yor La. most humble and obedient sun:

Gilbert Talbott

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