Warrants

A warraunt for hir maiesties maundie

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We will and commande you that Immediatlie uppon the sight herof ye deliuer or cause to be deliuered to oure Trustie and welbeloued S(e)rvaunt S(i)r Thomas Gorges knight, gentilman of o(u)r Warderobe of Robes for th(e) use of o(u)r maundie and oure said Warderobe of Robes these p(ar)cells of Stuff following. That is to saie

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First clxii yards of Russett clothe to make fyvetie and foure gownes for fyvetie and foure thre pore women. And liiij paire of Single soled shoos for them. Itm two hundred foure score and two ells of lynnen cloth aswell to make Smocks for the said pore women as also to be emploid in the s(e)rvice of oure said maundie.

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Itm xxvi paire of Bearinge & trussing sheets of two breadthes di of holland cloth and ij ells three qrtrs longe the peece. Itm one pair of presse Sheets of foure breadths and nyne ells long evry sheete of holland cloth.

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tm xxx ells of diaper of elle qrt Broade, and eightene napkins of diap(er) cont(aining) one elle Longe the peece for th use of o(u)r said wardrobe.

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And that ye contente and Paie for makinge of the pr(e)miss(e)s and also for cariage of the same from o(u)r Greate Warderobe to the place Wheare (God willing) we shall make oure said maundie w(i)th xxx ells of Canvas & three Bolts of Corde to trusse the said stuf in. And these oure l(ett)res signed w(i)th oure owne hand shalbe yo(u)r sufficent warant and dischardge in this behalf Yeven undre o(u)r Signett at o(u)r mannor of Grenewiche the xxx-th daie of Marche in the xxx-th year of o(u)r Reigne. 1588

To our trustie and welbeloved s(e)rvaunte Iohn Fortescue esquire Mr of o(u)r Great Warderobe
Subsigned th(o)m(a)s
Exr p N. Pigiene

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We the aforesaid warrant was made for Liiij pore women, but hir maiestie did strike out one of the nombre and w(i)t(h) her owne hand did enterlyne three ou(er) the foure before she signed the same, leavinge the rest as the same was first written as apearth above.

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