Mary to Henry VIII, 2 October 1533
In most humble wise I beseech your grace of your daily blessing. Pleaseth the same to be advertised that this morning my chamberlain came and showed me that he had received a letter from Sir William Paulet, comptroller of your household; the effect whereof was that I should, with all diligence, remove to the Cast of Hertford. Where upon I desired him to see that letter, which he showed me, wherein was written that ‘the Lady Mary, the king’s daughter, should remove to the place aforesaid’- leaving out in the same the name of princess. Which, when I heard, I could not a little marvel, trusting verily that your grace was not privy to the same letter, as concerning the leaving out of the name of princess, forasmuch as I doubt not that your grace doth take me for your lawful daughter, born in true matrimony. Wherefore, if I were to say to the contrary, I should in my conscience run into the displeasure of God, which I hope assuredly that your grace would not that I should do. And in all other things, your grace shall have me, always, as humble and obedient daughter and handmaid as ever was child to the father, which my duty...