268. RICHARD GERMYN TO SIR WILLIAM STONOR [13 MAY, 1480]
Right Wurshipfull and Onerable Maister, y comaund me unto you. And where as ye wrete unto me to deliver youre letters in to the Gentilmen that thei be derected unto in Devonshire and Cornwale unto a trust a man, I shalle so deliver hem that youre wille and intent shal be ffulfilled. And as yet Worthe hath not entred nor noght he shalle. Moreover, y late wrote you a letter and send him by oon John Symon, which gave you the orenges and marmelate at Exeter: which letter was delivered unto Lannos, skynner, in asmoche as ye be not at London. Y trust ye have him. Also ye wrete unto me to have youre plate, which is with Maister John at Wille: at your letteris deliverans he was not at home, but before Midsomer y schal bringe hit to London pakked in the carior's pakke of Exeter: so bi the grace of God y schal deliver you me seilf. And accordinge to your letter y shal promyse to content him at Midsomer quarter of your Rentes. Furthermore, I have moved Speke, that ye comaundede me to reseve l. s. for this Ester rent, he sayinge this wordes: that ye at your departinge promysed him to sende your letter for his discharge under seale, or els he to pay no mony. So of him can y have no mony. Moreover he saith, that he Page 106, vol. 2 can holde no Courte at Wonford in to the tyme ye su a Travers.*. [A Travers was a denial of a fact alleged. A Travers of an Office was made to prove that an inquisition of lands or goods was defective.] And y teld hym so ye have done, and offered to have delivered him the writte which ye delivered me. At Tawnton on Saturday after Assen|cion day in hast,
Youre servant, Richard Germyn.
To my right wurshipfull and onerable Maister, Syr William Stonore, knyght, be this delivered.