To my Lady
My duty most humbly remembered with like humbel thankes for your ladyship’s fayre and well wrought Armen which god willing I will kepe as a gret Iuel both in respect of your ladyship and of her from hom your ladyship had it ther can nothing be wrought in metell with mor life; I am very glad to here that your ladyship's helth is beter and that the payn in your hepe declineth. I will dayly pray that your ladyship's health and all other trew comfortes may increse, yesterday the Queen remoued to her howes at thebales and of friday com seuen nightes the King the Queen and my lord Chamberlayn doth god willing cresin the letell infant at Arandall howes, the Cresining must be at whit hall, I am sure your ladyship hath hard long er this from arandal howes wher I thanke god all is well but sume payne in my hed hath kept me from thence thes 3 or 4 dayes my lord of Arandall is at thebals which my lord of Salesbury doth not other wayes youse as his own then my lord Lumlay hath doune nonsuch sence his exchang with the Queen which your ladyship will imagin will gretly leson both his care and his charge so agayn with my prayers for your ladyship's most hapi long life and most humbel desire of your ladyship's dayly blesing to me and mine I humbly take my leue this viij of July

your ladyship's most humbell and obedint daughter

Ma: Shrowsbury

the Ermen was as well brought vp: as was posibell it shall li by my daughter of arandall the day of the cresning but no longer

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