the right honorable the [coun]tesse of Shrewsburie dowger at hardwicke
My honorable good Lady. I vnderstand from my Cosan Iohn manners, that yow ar well pleased, searche should be made in certeine grownds of yours, for such black stone, as I stand in present neade of for my buildings. for your Ladyship's greate courteses towards me in this, I yelde yow my humble thancks, and with my service, I wyll requite yt, yf yt lye in my smale power: as knoweth the almightie god. And so I humble take my leave. ffrom the Cowrt at Richmond this xxvijth of ffebruarie 1595

Your Ladyships at Commandment

W Cobham

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