49. JOHN HAMME TO [THOMAS STONOR] [c. 1425]
To my Worshipful lord. I recomaunde me to ȝow with alle my herte. I beseche ȝow þat ȝe wille þenke on my lord of Caunterbery, for me feryþ sore of hym. Als I beseche ȝow, ȝif ȝe mow naȝt tary, þat ȝe wolde speke with John Martyn þat he myȝt be mene betwene my lord of Caunterbery and ȝow þat it myȝt be concevyd forþ in þe best maner for ȝour profyt and worshyp. Also I beseche ȝow þat ȝe willyn speke to John Martyn as towchyng þe mater of Chertone þat he wolde take non distresse, and þat it myth be conceyved in leyser unto þe tyme þat ȝe and John Martyn mowe speke to-kedyr ate ȝour bothe esement. Also I wold fayn wete what ȝe wyllyn do with Mannemede, for it must be ordeynyd for for ȝour owne profyt. Also I beseche ȝow with alle my herte þat ȝe willen leve word atte ȝour ynne of alle þese materys I wrete in a scrowe: and I sshal sende þedir a Saterday next comyng. I beseche ȝow þat ȝe wil tary þe lenger for þese maters aforeseyd, and I sshal helpe to bere sum of þe costes. Almythy God have ȝow ever in his kepyng body and soule.
Be John Hamme ȝoure pouer servaunt.