To my wyfe the countes of Shrewsbury
of small affecte
My swete harte your trewe & fethefull sole you bere me is more commfortabull to me than Any thyng I can thynke Apon & I gyve him thankes dayly for his benyfates he hathe bestoud of me/ & gretest cause I have to gyve him thankes that he hath cent me ... you in my oldes yeres to commfort me withAll/ your commynge I shall thynke longe forre/ & shall send of frydaye your lyttar horses & of saturdaye mornyng I wyll sende my folkes because frydaye they wylbe desyras to be at Rotherame fere/ it Aperes by my cystar wyngfeldes lettar there is brute of this queen goinge from me I thank you for sendeng it me whych I Reterne Agen & wyll nott show it tyll you maye speke it your celf what you here/ & I have sent you Ihone Knyftons lettar that lord brought me that you maye persev what is bruted of the yonge kyng/ I thanke you for your fatte capon & it shalbe baken & kept cold & vntouched tyll my swete hart cum gesse you ho it is/ I have sent you Afesant coke that was gyven me whych is All the dedes I have here/ I have wrytten to cellares to send every weke Aquartar of Rye for this tene wekes whyche wylbe As mych as I kno wylbe hadde there & x quartares of barley whych wylbe All that I can spare you farewell my swete trew none & fethefull wyfe

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G Shrewsbury

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