[Address Leaf]
To the ^right^ honorrable
my singuler good
La: the Countesse
of Shrewsbury.
[Letter Text: Notes]
Wee did yester night cume to Ricote my Lo: Norices
Where Lait did arryve the countessses of Bedforde and
Cumberl: and therle of Cumberl: the L. Wharton
and his wife the fatte Erle cummethe this
day my L. of Lecr beinge departed towarde the
coort to Sr Tho: Greshams xxxiiijty myles hence
(wherby you may perceave of his healthe)
onely a Lyttell trubled (wth a Byele drawene to
a heade in the calfe of the Legge wch maketh
hym vse his Lytter/ The countesse kept
hym over longe waykinge askinge hym if
Buxstone sent sownde men haltinge home
Butt I never dyd heare hym comende the
place nor the interteigmt halfe somuche.
And did sware that he wished he had tarried
iii wiekes longer wth his chardge of vCli but
saiethe he it hathe and would haue coste my
frindes deeply. His L. wished her maty would
progresse to Grafton and Killingworthe vpon
whiche condicyone he would see Buxstone this
somer ageyne. But the next yeare is thretenyd
§ that iorney §
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I can send yor La: no more vnpleasant newes
Butt that his Lo: hathe said wth meny vowes
that he wilbe as tender over yor Lorde
and yor selfe, and bothe yores as over his
owne healthe. And my Lo: is very cayrfull
over his too yoinge cossens mr Ed: and mr hen:
to have them placed in Oxforde wishinge
that he ^may^ fynde of his kinderid to woorke
his good will vppon, as he hathe done
hethertoo of meny vnthankfull persons,
good mad: furder you my good Lo: yor husb:
dispocycyon that way for yor sone Char:
my Lo: will bringe his owld deade sewt vnto
a newe Lyffe. And therwt I end in very
humble sorte. the ixth of Iuly 1577/

Yor La: ever at comandemt

Ryc: Topclyffe:§

The phizicions and all
other rewele it over for the
best woorke of the well that
my Lo is trubled wth a
Byele and so hyme self
thinkethe. §

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