To my lady my Mother.
I am loathe to lett passe any fitt messenger, without visiting your ladyship with my lettres; and being desirous to heare of your health, do the oftener send to enquier of the same. At this present I am to craue your furtheraunce, bothe to my lord my father, (whom least I should any waies displease) am loathe my self to moue, and to this bearer my Brother Savile, who dothe referr his consent, till he knowe my lordship’s pleasure therin; that they will agree, that my sister marie, who is no smale compforte vnto me, maie staie here to goo this sommer into Walles with me. herein your ladyship shall verie muche pleasure me, wherof as sondrie other your curtesies, you shall find, I will neuer be vnmyndfull. Thus my humble deutie remembred with like commendacions to your ladyship, do even so take my leaue. Ramesburie this xxiijth of marche 1574/

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Your ladyship's assured loving daughter.

K Pembrok

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