194. BRIAN TO SIR WILLIAM STONOR [after 1477]
My most worshipfulle and especialle goode maister, after all my dutes doon to your maistership belongyng: sir, it is so when I was with you at London I understode by your maistership, that Daunce had be with you and schoke his money and toke it oute of his purse; and you seid that you wold nott deale with it, but that you wold doo, wh[at] you cowde, to sett it at a goode end; and you seid to hym, I understonde Brian communacacon, I thynk you schalle have no more such of hym. Sir, I beseche you to be my goode maister; and you schalle understonde the uttermoste of my stomake. Syr, make you an end for xx marcs, and more if you may, and rather then to breke the lawe is chargeabulle. I put it in discresyon never of your maisterschip betwene xli. and xx marc.
of your owne servaunt Brian.
To my right wurschipfull and especiall good maister, my maister Sir William Stonor.