To my honorable good Brother Masterr Iohn Manners
My verie good Brother./ Sir Edward Dier whoe is and allwayes hath ben my good frend hath written to me to further him my self and by my frendes naming your self to be one in the matter touching master Basfordes will./ I shall not need to Commend Sir Edward to you for that you knowe him your self./ I praye you let him have all the furtheraunce and frendship you can doe him in his busines and as by his letter he desireth, that they which have the goodes maye safely keep them, and that yf any person take any part of the goodes awaye, theyr names maye be taken and they put in bond to answere them./ And so desirous to heare of your good health doe Cease./ ffrom Hardwick this xxth of december 1602/

your loving Sister and assured ffrend


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