To my wyfe the countes of Shrewsbury
My Iuell I have Resevyd your lettar by the erles man & have Resevyd xxxiiij dosen of him & payd him for youres/ whereof I have delyverd xx dosen to the scotes quene from you ho gyves you gret thankes for them I have also Resvyd the casteng flagon & Aboxe of consarve of Roses your frend hath wylled me to make there commendations vnto you to morow At nyght I mynd to cend one vppe with my tame stage if you wyll have any lettares vppe in haste fare well my dere Iuell ... tuesdaye At nyght I thanke god I am ... & bettar yett contynwe in grete pene styll I here no nues from Above cynse your departure hens/ & as I here you shalbe Advartesed

Your fethefull husband

G Shrewsbury

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