Anthony Bacon, August 1, 1593
SIR THE TREW LOUE THAT I HAUE EUER BORN TO YOUR HONORABELL father as allso to all his house hath forced me to singell you ought for many vertus acsions and desiors that I know and hear to be in you to vnfold s latte accidentes which ar with in my knowledge and for brevite sake and for avoyding your farther trubell with ought cycumstans thus standeth the matters.
Ther was a command layed on me latly to stay one mr Bayns which did vse to resort vnto me which I did persve < > in tym allthoughe then I did not ons so much as Immagin where he was I found him ought and gotte the desyered secrit at his hand. for which the sytty of london promysed as allso by proclymasion was promysed a hundered crownes but not a peny parfermed and a ﬁne evasion made
After ther was a lybell by my means found ought and delyvered a vyld bocke allso by my desyfering taken and a notabell vylayn or toe which ar close prysonnars and [myty] bad matters agaynst them of an exceding natuer and iet no reward but all the credit puled ought of my [ ] mouth and I robbed of all
Then after all this ther was by my only means sett doun vnto the Lord Keper and the Lord of Bucurst the notablyst and vyldist artyckeles of Athemysme that I svppose the lyke wer never known or red of in eny age all which I can show vnto you they wer delyvered to her hynes and command geven by her selffe to prosecut it to the [ ] fule but no recompense no not of a peny
Sithens that tym ther is ould hold and shoue for to gett the bocke that doeth mayntayn this damnabell sect which bocke I presum ther wold be geven great somes for and larg promysis offered in lyke