After my harty commendations unto your lordship. Whereas it is requisite on the behalf of Dame Elizabeth Killegrew widow, that your lordship and your wife may be warned to appear in Chancery, on Monday next, being the 12th of this instant May, to answer to a Bill there executed against you by her ladyship. I am at her instance to give your lordship notice thereof by this my letter, according to the manner used towards persons of your place and calling, praying and requiring you hereby, to take knowledge thereof, and to give order to those whom you doe employ in such your causes, for your lordship's appearance and putting in of your answers at the time accordingly, whereof hoping there shall be no default on your lordship's part, I bid your lordship hartly farewell.
At Dorsett House,
Your Lordship's loving friendFr. Bacon
To the right reverend father in God, the Bishop of Derry in Ireland
Endorsed: 'letter to a great man to appear in the chancery to answer'