To Richard Bagot, Langley L.a.190
L.a.190 How vncharytably the parson of chedall (good mr Bagott) hathe byne dealte withall by hys froward neyghbours it seemes well known vnto so you, you that I need nott any further to enfurme you herein. butt do haertely entreat that as you have pytyed his wrongfull vexaciones in motioinge his ould adversaryes to an agreement, wherevnto they have assented: so do I trust that you will beestowe your traveylls vnto bromley on fryday next to effect a frenshyp betwyxt them, yf otherwyse they can nott be agreed by their alredy chosen arbytratons, att with plase you shall have my company I doe my best herein. So (with most harty comendaciones) I leave you to the almyghty.
langley the xvth of January 1594
Your very Loving frend assureddly to his pow... Wyliam Basset
if this parsonnes molestaciones weare as thorowly browne vnto you as it is vnto myselfe, I am persuaded you would very rgeatly pytye his case. So preyinge I mey be hartely comended vnto good mrs bagott your bedfellowe, once ageine doe beetake you to the grace of god././