[Letter Text: Notes]
My bounden duty duty &c: on fryday at nyghte my L:
sente to me to be wth him the nexte morninge erly, I
came to Worsop aboute ix a clock & founde the ij erles
together, but saw them not tyll dynner was on the table
after ordinary greetynge., at the borde my L: spekynge
of Welbeck my L: of Rutlande sayde he was suer my L:
wolde pay for it, & so qd he you promised me yesternight
wch my L: denyed, but sayde my L:/ yor L: was exceding
ernest wth me so to doe, wherat they were bothe very
merry, & he styll was ernest wth my L: therin, but he
laughed it of. after dynner, my L: caled me to him
into his chamber, & tolde me a longe tale of the cause
of his metynge wth that Lord, theffecte in substance was
to contynew frendshipp wth him, & recyted many resons
that he had to truste him better then any noble man,
& sayde that I had lyke cause to doe so, bothe in
respecte of kyndred & yt he lovethe me excedinge well
& sware by god he was never more ernestly delte wth
then he had done ^bene by him synce his cumminge^ for me, bothe to be good to him me
in present & herafter, & bad me take knowledge therof
& gyve him thankes, & yt in any case I sholde ^goe^ to
Newarke to him, & before he had ended ended more ^all^
that it seemed he wolde have sayde, he was caled
away by the others beynge reddy to goe done to horsse
so when I came oute I fin brefely gave him thankes
for yt my L: had tolde me, & he wysshed he were
able to doe me any pleasure, desyred me to cum to
Newarke & he wolde tell me more, & non lyvynge
be better wellcum, & so we parted, then rode I sum parte
of my L: way wth him// he tolde me yt the cause
he wolde not have me carry my wyfe to London was
for yt he thoughte yor La: wolde goe vpp to London &
then wolde my wyfe ioyne wth you ^in exclaminge^ agaynste him,
& so make him to Iudge the worsste of me, wth much
to yt effecte, I alledged the nessessitie of my wyves estate
how ill I colde lyve here wthoute any provisions, but
he cutt me of, saynge he loked owrely for leve to goe vpp
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& after he had been there ^him selfe^ I mighte carry her if I wolde
& if I did before he colde not thynke I loved him, & for her
helthe, he sayd fisitians myghte be sente for tho he bare the
charges, & wolde not suffer me to speke a worde more therof
but bad me now doe it if I wolde.// Then he tolde me
that Lewis beynge at Newarke hercules foliambe tolde him yt
he harde my L: had commanded me to putt away my wyfe
& caled Lewis & he affyrmed it, & so my L: willed me
to charge folliambe therwth & make him brynge oute his autor
//Then he tolde me that the matters was harde betw=
yxte yor La: & him & yt Sr W: M: & the mr of the Rolles
was wholy on yor syde & wolde have sett done an order clene
agaynste him, but yt the L: chefe Iustyce wolde not therto
consent, but stuck to him as frendly as ever man did &
he wolde honor & love him for it whylste he lyved, and
yt the order was deferred tyll thursday laste, and that
this laste weeke he had founde oute & sente vpp all
all the paper bookes wrytten by Ryc: cooke, of all maner of
conveances whatsoever, wherby there appered that Knyveton
& cooke delte the moste trecherously wth him yt ever any
men had done, but recyted not wherin, savynge that
he hathe not hardwyk & the West cuntrey landes wthoute
Immpechemt of waste, as he wolde be sworne his meninge
was. further yt W: candishe he sayde was not asshamed
to demande xviij hundred poundes for lott & cope, & made suche
a matter of yt as was never harde, wherof he spake ^so^ oute of
purpos as it were in vayne to wryte it.// Then commended h:
Candishe excedingly for deschardinge ^mayntayninge^ his honor, wch he sayde
he sholde fare the better for, & tolde yt dyvers noble men
had of late answered for him very stoutely espetially ye erle
of cumberland.// Then tolde yt Bentall herynge how
evell he was spoken of at London, & for yt yor La: had caled
him traytor, he desyred leve to goe vpp, ether to be clered
or condemned, & yt he had wrytten by him to my L: Tresurer
& my L: of Lester yt he mighte be thorroly tryed & have his as
so he had deserved, as for his knowledge of him ^he wrote^ he had founde
founde him the truest & faythfullest servante yt ever he hadd.
he sayde Bentall rather chose to goe ^vpp^ h of him selfe then to be sente for
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And yt he had bene twise examined before my L: Tresurer
& my L: of Lester, & had sped well & so wolde doe he hoped
Thes are all the spetiall poyntes yt I can remember he
spake of. I began many tymes to tell him my greffes &
to open my estate but he wolde not suffer me to speke
but sayde he loved me beste of all the his chyldren
& yt I had never geven him cause of offence, but in
tarryinge so longe at chateswrthe, wch thynge he also
wolde not suffer me to answere, but sayde it was
paste, & he wolde not here more therof. he apoynted
me to mete him at Wynkefeld to morrow at nyghte touching
the cause wth the purveors wch is ^apoynted^ at belper chappell the
nexte day beynge Ste Mathews day.// When I was parted
wth my L: I mett style wth the stuffe// The secrete he
tolde me of thestate of my L: boddy was yt swellinge, wch
he sayde he thoughte none but him selfe did know, but
when I tolde him where it was he marvayled yt I knew it
he tolde me yt bentall perswaded my L: yt he was able to
doe him suche servis above as ^he^ never had done him, and
to discover the secretes of all thynges, espetially by his brother
yt serves my L: of Lester, but Steele sayd he verely thoughte
he sholde be layde vpp in pryson he sayde he talked wth
curle all the day before he wente, & all yt morninge, but
I colde gett oute no partyculer thynge ^of him^ besydes his contynuall
familiaritie wth all the scottes, he sayde ther is not any
aboute my L: but Strynger but sekethe my vndoynge.
I am in hope to mete mr Siante Roodes at Wynkefeld.//
herinclosed is a note for yor La: to reede.// the remaynder of
Rufford & Langeford is assuredly in my bro: h: Candishe as the
other landes yt are vnrevocable are// I desyre to know whether
yor La: thynkethe that her Ma:tie will be offended wth my goynge to
Newarke to yt erle or not, considerynge what speches she vsed to
me of him. if it be not in yt respecte I thynke it is very
nessessary I goe thither seeynge yt he hathe vsed me so
good offyces for me to my L:// my L: sayde to one yt my L:
of Lester was Bentalls gret frend & had promised to brynge him to her
ma:tie to clere him selfe.// [deletion] this be god prosper yor La: in all thynges

We moste humblie beseche yor La: blessinge to vs all./

G Talbott

Mary Talbott

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