An order to pay a bill for embroidering royal gowns, March 1627
(Catalogue ref: SP 39/19/51)
[Extra explanations are in square brackets.]
Charles, by the grace of God. Greetings to the Treasurer and under-Treasurer of our Exchequer. Upon recent request to us by Charles Gentey, embroiderer to our dearest wife, Queen Mary, we order you, our Treasurer, to pay him the sum of £913, 10 shillings. The sum is owed to him for certain stuff [cloth?] and embroidering fifteen gowns for our dearest wife and thirteen ladies.