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X.d.428 (50): Letter from Elizabeth Stuart, Countess of Lennox, to Elizabeth Hardwick Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury, Hardwick

Catalog record:
Collection:Papers of the Cavendish-Talbot family
Preferred Citation:Letter from Elizabeth Stuart, Countess of Lennox, to Elizabeth Hardwick Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury, Hardwick, Papers of the Cavendish-Talbot family . Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS X.d.428 (50), Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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leaf 1 recto

good madame hauinge no
betar menes to manifast mi thanckefolnes to youer
onar bot bi thes lines iumbli pra your ladiship to axsept
them and ine theme mi reuerant thanckes for youer
onares mani ande gret fauoueres and amonest the rest that
it plesed youer onar to lende me youer ladishipes litar whiche
bot for that ithincke isholde hardeli hau ataned the ende of mi
gurni so dangouroues was the weonhores backe—
bot i beseche youer ar onar to be leueme that i holde mi selfe somoche
bouende to youer ladiship as i wil euar inde uar to deserue
bi mi duti and afeckesinat respect serues to youer ladiship
thos prainge youronar maliue mani hapi yeres withehelthe
i umbli tacke leue—
your onares mostdaftar
most bondane
Elizabeth cauendishe

leaf 1 verso

To the right honorable and my
most reuerenced Lady the
countes of shrewsbery
att hardwick

Elizabeth Daughter of Sir William
Cavendish married to
Charles Stewart Earl
of Lenox (younger Brother
to the Father of King James
I.) Mother of the virtuous
Lady Arabella who was
so near to the Crown she
fell a sacrifice to
State Policy.