To my very good Brother master Iohn Manners Esquire/
Good Brother, I vnderstand you intende shortly to goe to London, I wishe you a good and happie Iourney, I have ben earnestly entreated by Edward Slater and his wyfe to write to you in theyr behaulf, that you woulde showe them what lawfull favor you maye in the tedious and Chardgable sute betwene ye Ladie Bowes and them, wherein as you knowe they have ben verie much wronged./ I praye you t[her]efore at my request to let them have your favor and furtheraunce in that matter so farre as the equytie of the cause requyreth./ and espetially in a bonde of fyve hundreth poundes with the which he sayth he hath heretofore acquaynted you./ And so with my hartie Commendations to you and my blessing to my sonne & my Daughter I end this second of Aprill 1597./

your louynge syster and assuryed frende


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