420. Norfolk to Cromwell.
This afternoon, at my coming to Kingston, I was advertised of the death there, and so came hither, and found that Thos. Henege and his wife had fled. The bailly of Troyes departed thence half an hour before my arrival, and rode so softly that before he reached Cobham I could have overtaken him.
Because I know not whether you be advertised of his coming on this side London, I thought convenient to send you word thereof. He will probably be at Winchester tomorrow, where I intend to be; and I desire you to speak to my lord of Winchester to keep one morsel of meat for his steward, who will not dine before he comes there. 'Speak to some of the harbingers for room for 24 horses in my company, and beg my servant to make my chamber ready against my coming.
Your letter has caused me to have a shrewd journey.
Horsley, this Friday.