To my Lorde & lady geue thes
My moste humble deuty remembred vnto your honors, pleaseth it you tunderstand that (thankes be to god) in moste perfite helthe we came hither to Padoa the 9 of october wher we are now well sattelled in suche a conuenient place for our study or any other good exercise yat we doute not but to imploye the tyme yat we tary here according to your honours' expectation of vs./

We fulfill your honours' commaundement in wrytynge the discource of our travayle which we would haue sent with thes lettres but yat it could not be caryed so conueniently with them as it may be with the next lettres we wryte./ thus moste humbly crauinge your honours' daly blessinge I ende, beseching the liuing god to preserue your honours together in good helthe with muche increace of honor. Amen. Wrytten at Padoa the 4 of Nouember. Anno Salutis . 1570

Your honors moste humble and obedient sonne

Gilbert Talbott

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