89. THOMAS ROKES TO THOMAS STONOR [1 OCTOBER, 1467]
Rygth worshypfull Syr, and my rygth Good Brodyr, aftyr all dew recommendasyon had, I recomawnd me unto yow, to my Mastres, my dowter, and to all my young Cosyngs, the weche I pray God to preserve and kepe for his mersy: and I ame sory that my horse servyd yow no better: and yf he mowghth have plesyd yow for a yoman to have redyn on, I wold have holdyn me rygth well content and ye had kepyd hyme styll: but I trust in God I schall purvey yow of a lytyll hors, soche as ye schall com and thanke for. And I send yow yowr hors by the brynger of thys letter, yowr servant: he wyll not be in pleyte as I wold have hyme, but he ys both herty and hoole: God save hyme. And hyt lyke yow, ye send me word how my Nawnte is dys|posyd, now the dettes be payd, to performe my Nonkilles wyll, hoys sowle God pardon. I beseche you as for my Nowntes surte and myn, that ye wyll comyn hyt with sum leryd body for the surte of us both Page 96, vol. 1 acordyng to his wyll. And I schall old me rygth well content: for I trust yow as myche as I do eny man alyve: and I schall do to plese you as mych, yf that I cane. I wold pray yow, yf ye come in to the Contre, that ye woll se my pore howse for yowr logyng; and ye schall be as welcome to me as eny man alyve. I have a lytyll besynes yet in my hervyst: as sone as I cane ryd that, I schall se both yow and my Nawnt with Godes Grase, whome evyr preserve yow and yowrs for his mersy. Wretyn at Ascot on Satyrday next aftyr Mykaellmes day
By yowr Brodyr Thomas Rokes.
To my Rygth Worschypfull Syr, and Rygth good Brodyr, Thomas Stonor.