my good lady & systar as I have wrytten to my lord so muste I sygnyfie vnto yow hir majestes late commandment vnto me which was to lett both my lord & you vndarstand that you have one marvyn attendant about yow who doth not vuse him selff the best in yat house & her majesty wylled me to put yow in ramembrances of the charge yow have I men my lord your husband & what yow promysed towchyng the shunynge of al manner of occasyones to gyve hyr cawse to susspet that she ye rather caused you to absent my lord's children & youres that ye lest occasiones shold be offred she hoped yow wold be as vygyllant for all your sarvantes & yet ashuredly she heareth thys marvyn your man & my lord doth or hayth geven some speshyall cause of susspycione & I parceave hir majesty doth look he shold be presently removyd frome that howsse thus hir commandment I can do no lese than sygnyfy accordyngly and so beynge somewhat trobled in one of myne eys doe hartely byd my good lady & systar fare well this wensday the xxiij of novembar

your ashured lovyng brother

R laycestar

ashuredly systar I fynd hyr majesty very earnest in thys matter not havyng delt with me of long tyme befor of ane thes mattares

the coppy of my lord of laystar lettar to my layde

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