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Item, I have receyvyd of Ric. Calle, of Sporle wodd, xxvj_s._ viij_d._, and more shall I hope here aftyr within short tyme; as I receyve for yow, I hope to yeff yow a trew acownt; and this is all that I have receyvyd for yow zytt, sen ye departyd hens. God bryng yow well ageyn to this contre, to His pleasans, and to your wurshyp and profyzt.

Wryten at Mawteby, the xxiij^ty day of May, and the Tewsday next afftyr Trinyte Sonday.

For Goddes love, and your brether go over the see, avyse them as ye thynk best for her [_their_] save garde. For some of them be but yonge sawgeres, and wote full lytyll what yt meneth to be as a sauger, nor for to endure to do as a sawger shuld do. God save yow all, and send me good tythynges of yow all. And send ye me word in hast how ye doo, for I thynk longe to I here off yow.

Be youre Modyr.

Item, I wold not in no wyse that ye shuld nother sell nor sett to pleage that ye have in Runnham, what som ever fortune of the remnaund; for yt is a praty thyng, and resonable well payde, and nere thys towne. I wold be ryght sory that ye shuld for bere that; I had lever ye for bore that your uncle hath to morgage than that.

[Footnote 232-1: [From Paston MSS., B.M.] This letter is endorsed 'Mens' Maii, anno xv^{o}.' The date is confirmed by the fact that in 1475 the Tuesday after Trinity Sunday was the 23rd of May.]

[Footnote 233-1: _We._ Originally written _I_, and corrected.]

[[the xx^ty_li._ that I send yow by syde _spelling unchanged_]]




[Sidenote: 1475 / MAY 28]

'Johannes Paston miles relaxat Willielmo Wynton' episc. et aliis totum jus de et in manerio de Tichwell, Essex in Hickling, Guton, Beyton, Newton, Calcotes in Fretton, Leyestoft, Habeland, Brodeston, et Gorleston. Maii 28, Edw. IV. 15.'

No. 32.

'Charta Johannis Paston militis de terris Johannis Fastolf pert.

praedict. Johanni, et continens concessionem quarundam evidentiarum episcopo Winton', et relaxationem orationum, actionum, et demandarum versus praedictum episcopum. Maii 28, Edw. IV. 15.'

[Footnote 234-1: [From MS. Index in Magd. Coll., Oxford.]]

[[Footnote 234-1 ... Magd. Coll., Oxford.]

_text has "Oxford]."_]]



_To John Paston, or to hys brother Edmond Paston, at the George, at Powles Wharf._

[Sidenote: 1475 / JUNE 13]

Brother Edmonde, it is soo that I heer telle that ye be in hope to come hyddre, and to be in suche wages as ye schall come lyve lyke a jentylman, wheroff I wolde be gladde. Wherffor, for yowr better speede, I lete you weete that Heugh Beamond is deed; wherffor I wolde ye had hys roome nowe or never, iff ye can brynge it abowt; ellys iff ye dispose yowe to abyde in Inglonde, syns it is so that the Bysshop of Lynkolne[235-2] is Chaunceler, hys servyse is the meter for yow; he is next neyghbour to Norfolk off any astate. God sende yow some good warde of hys.

I praye you, iff yowr leyser be ther aftre to remembre Towneshende, that he, with the advyse and assystence of my Master of the Rollys,[235-3]

have one daye off marche with the slawe Bysshop of Wynchester, that he maye kepe me hys promyse, that is to seye, to entrete the Duke and Duchesse of Norffolk for Caster. He promysed to doo it, and to ley owt an C_li._ for the same.

Item, I praye yow sende me some tydynges within v. dayes aftre that ye see thys bylle.

Wretyn at Caleys, the xiij. daye off June.


[Footnote 235-1: [From Paston MSS., B.M.] This letter must have been written in the year 1475, when, as will be seen by No. 871, some of Sir John Paston's brothers, among whom doubtless were both John and Edmund, to whom this letter is addressed, were going over to Calais. The Bishop of Lincoln (Rotherham) was Chancellor in 1475. It is true the Great Seal was taken from him on the 27th April, and given to Alcock, Bishop of Rochester, until the 28th September, when it was restored to Rotherham. But it is certain this letter could not have been written in a later year, as the Duke of Norfolk died in January 1476.]

[Footnote 235-2: Thomas Rotherham.]

[Footnote 235-3: _See_ p. 219, Note 2.]


_text unchanged: apparent error for "SIR JOHN"_]]



_To the right worshipffull Sir John Paston, Knyght, in haste._

[Sidenote: 1475 / AUG. 10]

Right welbeloved sone, &c... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...


As for tidyngs here in this contre, we have non, but that the contry is bareyn of money; and that my Lady of Yorke[236-3] and all her howsold is here at Sent Benetts,[236-4] and purposed to abide there stille, til the Kynge come from be yonde the see, and lenger if she like the eyre ther, as it is seide.

I thynke ryght longe tille I here some tidyngs for [_quaere_, from?] you and from your brethren. I prey God sende you and al your company goode spede in your journeys, to His plesure, and to your worshippes and profights.

Wreten at Mauteby, on Sen Lawrens Even, the xv. yere of the regne of Kyng E. the iiijth.

Be yor Moder.

[Footnote 236-1: [From Fenn, ii. 180.]]

[Footnote 236-2: The chief part of this letter relates to Sir John Paston's private affairs, his rents and lands, and informs him that William Jenney had entered into Holme Halle, in Filby, 'in the ryght and titell of his douterlawe, weche was Boys doughter,'


[Footnote 236-3: Cecily, Duchess of York, daughter of Ralph Neville, Earl of Westmoreland, was the widow of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, and mother of King Edward IV., etc. She died in 1495, and was buried near her husband in the college of Fotheringay.--F.]

[Footnote 236-4: The Abbey of St. Bennet at Holm.]



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