16 October 1497 – Henry VII to Thomas Stokes

Henry by the grace of God, King of England and of Fraunce, and Lord of Irlande.

To oure trusty and welbeloved servant Thomas Stokes, oon of the tellers of oure receipt, greting. We wol and charge you for the diete of Katerine daughter to therl of Huntlye from Bodman unto our derrest wife the Queue wheresoever she bee, ye deliver to our trusty servant Thomas Englisshe, sergeant of our pulterie, the some of twenty poundes sterlinges upon a prest and rekenyng by him to bee declared. And these our lettres shalbe your warrant in this behalve.

Yeven under our signet at our citie of Excestre the xvjth day of Octobre the xiijth yere of our reigne.

Source – Letters and Papers Illustrative of the Reigns of Richard III and Henry VII (ed. J. Gairdner, London, 1863)