To the Right honorable and my approued good Lady the Countesse dowager of Shrewesbury.

att Hardwicke
May yt pleas your Ladyship to vnderstand that we heare heare for Certayne that vpon thursdaie & fridaye last att night diuers of the Cittie of Lyncolne & other such vnruly persons thereabouts have throwen open Certayne inclosures of Sir Thomas Mountsons, & Sir Thomas Dallysons neere Lyncolne. The Kinge hath diuers tymes spoken of somme Lawe to be made agaynst Inclosers but ther is yet nothinge done therin. The parliamente sittes still but hath very little to doe./ yt is nowe agreed that Sir Thomas ffleminge who is Lord Cheif Baron shalbe Lord Cheif Iustice of England, and Iustice Tanfeild shalbe in his place & Sergeante Crookes shall succeede him./ his Majestie intends a progresse (notwithstandinge all these stirres) into the Ile of Wight, but the Iests are not yet sett downe. yt is sayd he will goe within these xiiij or xv. dayes to Theobalds & lye there somme smalle tyme & then begin the progresse. The Lord Treasurer is Comme to his howse heere agayne who had bin in the Countrie for a tyme very discontented. I thinke partely with somme message the Kinge sent him after he had refused to paie money to ye Lord Hey which his majestie had giuen him. & partely also because the great sute for Sir Richard Lewsons lands is passed agaynst Sir George Curzon our Countrieman, whose daughter & heire the Lord Buckhursts sonne hath married. his majestie after somme displeasinge messages sent ye Lord Treasorer a dyamond & wished he might liue so longe as that ringe would Continue, which they say reviued my Lord Threasurer agayne. Thus being bould to troble your honour with these small matters which are the certaynest newes that I Can att this tyme write to your honour with my dayly prayer to god for your Ladyships longe lyfe with the Continuance of health, increase of honor & all happinesse to your Ladyship & all yours I most humbly take my leave & rest./

Your Ladyships euer most humbly to be Commaunded.

W:m. Knyveton:.

22°. Junij 1607.

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