To the right worshipffull and my Singuler goode ladye my ladye Sentloo at London this be delivered./
Right wurshipffull. and my vereye good ladye/ after my hertiest maner I comende me to your good ladishepe/ even so preye yow I meye be to good Master Sentloo/ most hertelye thanckinge yow boothe/ for your great paynes taken with me at holme/ acceptinge euerye thinge (thoughe it were neuer so rewdlye handlyde) in suche gentill sorte as ye dyde which doithe and will cause me to love yow the better whuell I lyve/ yf I were abill to doo yow othere pleassure or service and the rathere because I vnderstand/ that your ladishipe hathe not forgotten my sewte to yow at your goinge awaye as speciallye to make Master Sackvile & Master attorneye my ffrendes/ in the matter betwene Master whalleye and me wherin he doithe me playne wronge (as I take it in my concyence) onelye to kepe trouble & vnquyett me/ But I trust somoche in godes helpe/ and partlye by your ladishipes good meanes/ and contynewance of your goodnes towardes me/ that he shall not ouerthrowe me in my rightiose cause/ and touchinge suche cominication. as was betwene vs at holme/ yf your ladishipe. & the gentillwoman your doughtour/ lyke our boye vppon sight/ aswell. as I & my wife lyke the yonge gentillwomman/ I will not shrincke one worde. ffrome yat I said or promysed/ by the grace of gode who preserve your ladishipe/ and my master your husbande longe togethere/ in wealthe. healthe and prosperytie. to his pleasure. and your gentill hertes desyer/ ffrome my pover house at woodhouse. the iiijth of november .1561:

by the rewde hastie hande. of your goode ladishipes. assuredlye allwaye to comaunde/

George. pierponnte. K.

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