To my most honorable and worthy Grandmother the Countesse of Shrewsbury at Hardwicke/
Good Madam, I should be very vnmindfull of my duty, if, with the continuance of your Ladishippes honorable and daily fauors, my obligacion should not likewise receiue, an exceedinge and a daily encrease; which, though I can noe way meritte, yet I will euer humbly acknowledge them, with my best seruice, and harty prayers, for the longe continuance of your Ladyship's heal[th] and much happines. Soe humbly beseechinge your Ladyship for your blessinge I rest

Your Ladyship's dutifull and affectionate sonne to commande


Arundell house this 25th of May

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