To my Lady
My duty moste humbly Remembred vnto your good Ladyship

by wrytinge of my Lords letter, I becum ignorante what to wryte to your Ladyship vnlesse I shoulde declare the same over agayne, and I make none other accoumpte, but wher I wryte to one it is to bothe. This bearer Master Tyndall was at hackney, where he founde them their well, And I truste very shortely that the dregges of all misconstructions will be wyped away, that their abode their after this sorte, wilbe altered./ I studyed, accordinge vnto my duty to haue donne what in me Lay, if neede hadd bene, to haue answered thos leude fellowes of the Peake that came hither, them selves knew not wheraboute, only drawne by doultishe perswasions, of like to travell hither, & by sum of their owne confessions, promised their sute shoulde be favored & preferred by the Bowes at the cowrte, whos dishonest and folishe deling, breedeth a doble shame to them selves. And thos pore ignorante fellowes yat came, are contented to returne agayne as they came, As I thinke Iohn knyveton hathe more at Large advertised your Ladyship The creadite of Sir Ierrome and his brother is farr lesse in all others syghtes, then in their owne vayne imaginations, who by their lokes are very like to deseave straungers, I harde Sir Ierrome say, his towe brothers Edwarde & Roberte are in fraunce. but sum thinke yat they are still in Inglande. It may be it was spoken to thende yat I shoulde here it, for I was taulking with an other, harde by him, when he spake it./

My sister Penbroke is now growne meetley stronnge agayne, and paste all daunger, her majestie sendeth to her continually, she hathe prayed me to doe hir humble and very hartie commendacions vnto your Ladyship./

of other thinges I humbly crave pardone of your Ladyship because of my Lord’s lettre ./ I truste not to tarry here passing a weeke, but woulde be gladd before my cumminge to vnderstande sum sertayntie of the progresse, wherof I am in great doubte. And Thus I moste humbly crave your Ladyship's daly blessynge, & pray to god for your Ladyship's lonnge continuance in all honor & perfyte healthe from shrewesbury place this xiiijth of may .1575

Your Ladyship's most humble, and obedient Lovinge sunne

Gilbert Talbott

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