To my sarvante Thomas baldwen
Baldwen I perseve by my wyfe hur grete want & where you wrytt in your Last Lettar what dettes were demaunded more than you hadde to pay yett consyderenge hur nede there I want my celfe for my nedefull vses see hur payde A hunderethe pound towardes the quens nueregyfte/. & therto wylle cauendysche for my Lord keper my lade cebbam & master Atorney & see if it be possybell to strech your credett see if you can helpe my wife to pay CCli to make vpp hur vC I gave hur or those summes you Arre most Abell to pay Lett me know that I may send vppe money as it cum to my hands & move those that may best spare bere with me for Awyle see my wfe payd in Any wyes/. & where as I shuld have sent to Aldar in polyson for led see if you gan l... of him x fethares lede & see it sent to his house tololds/ & se master walsengam nuergyfte be good & my Lord tresurares & so I sees this xxviij decembar 1578//

your Lord & master

G Shrewsbury

I prey you delyuer thys money to wyll Cauendysshe with all spede for yt standyth me erely apone your mystrys/


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