The paragraph on the upper right of the page refers to the letter of the lord of Cumberland and his gift of venison and gold for the purchase of wine. The letter itself is copied out on the verso of this page, but it is very long and tedious so I haven't included it. The lord of Cumberland seems to have been a rather pompous chap. It can be seen that there are additions and corrections on the page. The language is English, but the spelling is rather different to what we are used to.
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Minutes of the York Corporation, from the Corporation House Book, of 1542. York City Archives B.16, f.19, by permission of York City Archives.

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