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my humbil duty remembred yow h shall know that after
my c wilame and my carefull toyll by reason of the shurt tyme
we haue reped such recompence as could not dissire better furst
her ma neuer liked any thinge you gaue her so well the color
and strange triminge of the garments with the reche and grat
cost bestowed vpon yt hath caused her to geue out such
good speches of my lo and yow la as I neuer hard of
better she toulde my lo of S Lester and my lo chamberlen
that you had geuen her such garments thys yere as
she neuer had any so well lyked her/ and sayd that good
nobell copell the show in al things what loue the bere
me and surely my lo I wyll not be found unthankefull/
if my lo and yow la had geuen v hundrd pound in my
opennon yt would not haue bene so well taken/ and for yow
other thinge my c will and charls wyll geue yow la full
aduertysment but surely in generall al was so well and
thankefuly taken as ys posibell with mr aturnoye and hys
wyues most humbill duty/ and now I humbely pray
yow h that I may reseaue the rest of the money I haue
re lli and haue promised payment for the rest with spede
and so I beseche the almighty to make the rest of my
very good lorde and yow la yeres as prossorous as thys
be guninge beginynge so with my humbill prayer to god for
you and all yours I end with my humbill duty thys ij

yow honors

E wingflde

al ar well at hacney and my la arbella
our lo bles her a goody childe I pray yow la let
me know often how my l gorge doth

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