To the ryght honorabl the countys of Shrewsbury my very good mother
My humbl duty remembred beseching your Ladyship of your daly blesinge presuming of your mother like affeccyon towards me your childe that trusts I haue not so euell deserued as your Ladyship hath made shewe; by your Letters to others whych maketh, me doutfull that your Ladyship hath ben infoormed som great vntruth of me or else I had well hoped that for som smal trifels I shuld not haue contenued in your displeasur so longe a time and I myght be so bould as to craue at your Ladyship’s hands that it wold pleas you to exteme shuch falce bruts as your Ladyship hath hard reported of me as lightly as you haue don when others wer in the like cas I shuld thinke my selfe much the more bounde to your Ladyship I besech you make my harty comandacions to my aunt I take my leaue in humble wyse hacknay xxv of Iuly

your Ladyship’s humbl and obedint dough[ter]

E Lenox

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