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[=41] Cecil Papers 100/93 (bifolium, 305mm x 200mm); 12 June 1603 (W000;F000)

My very good L{ord} I know that yowe are soo charged wythe publeke affayres, that yow can haue lyttell lesure or none at all, to vndertake a priuat cause, especiallye concerninge an other. this therfore whiche yow doo for me I doo conceyve yt in yowre particular fauour, and so I take yt and yow shall fynde me therfore ever thankfull. thes shalbe therfore to desyre yowre L{ordship} that wythe my very good L{ord} and friend my L{ord} Admirall, that yow will procure me a full end, of thys sute wherin I haue spent so longe a tyme, and passed the greatest part of myne age. the cause ys ryght, the kynge Iuste, and I doo not dowt but yowre L{ordship}s boothe myne honorable friendes, accordinge to yowre woordes I shall fynd yow in deedes therfore in a full confidence of yowre L{ordship}s most frendlye favours, I will leaue to hynder yowre moore serious busnises. this 12 of Iune.

Yowre L{ordships} most assured friende and Broother in Lave

(signed) Edward Oxenforde. (knot)

Addressed (O): To the ryght honorable my very good Lord the Lord of Essingedone. [seal torn away]

Endorsed: 12 Iune 1603. Erle of Oxenford to my Lord.

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