17 August 1507/08 – Henry VII to Sir Gilbert Talbot

Trusty and welbiloved, we grete you wele.

And where as we lately by our othre lettres commanded you to suffre and lette passe a certain curror which Cam from the corte of Rome to Laurence Bonvice, whom ye stopped, supposing that he had been the same personne that we certified you of by our former lettres, whiche shuld bringe down proces for the alom lately brought in our ship the Souverain.

Soo it is that we have receyved from you certain writinges, sealed with our seale, whiche the said curror brought according to our commaundement in our former lettres. How bee it, as we understand, ye detaigne stil the said curror with his writinges. Wherupon our mynde and pleasure is that ye permitte and suffre the said curror incontinently to bee at his libertie, so that he may comme into this oure reame with his said writinges, your said restraint notwithstanding, Forseeng always that in caas any suche personne shal happen to comme to that oure town, out of the parties of Flaundres, with suche proces as aforsaid, that than ye use and demean you in that behalf according to our former lettres without any failling, as our special trust is in you.

Yeven undre our signet at our manor of Grenewiche, the xvii. daye of August.

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