Delivered his letter to my lord Privy Seal, who said it required no hasty answer. I left with him Mr. Long and Mr. Rawlyns by whom I think he will write to you. I have not been able to conclude with Mr. Acton till tonight, and he is riding into Worcestershire tomorrow.
Messrs. Harrys, Rolles and Marvyn can tell you what sort of a man he is. "He is finest piece that ever I met withal, yet he is now sure lapped for your annuity."
I was obliged to bring a Master of Chancery to his house, for he would not go thither. I think there are few men, if they knew his conditions as well as I, that would gladly meddle with him. Mr. Wryothesley has promised you a nag. Mr. Broke has not yet delivered your gelding.
You will herewith receive a book of the statutes, which is one of the first. I have fair words from Mr. Pope, but no money. Mr. Harrys is chosen serjeant-at-law. London, 12 July. Next week you shall know how Hare and his accomplices speed. Bearer can show what has passed hitherto.