Can someone translate this into modern english?

Naomasa298

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Apr 2010
36,304
T'Republic of Yorkshire
First three sentences.

Hi Coulpeper, how's it hanging? Tell me your news, ima worried about you. I wanna see you so much and talk to you and cuddle you, and it makes me feel warm and fuzzy to fantasise about you when you're here. I'm so sad cuz I can't be with you all the time. :( :( :( :crying:

That's how the kids talk, right?
 
Nov 2016
1,682
Germany
A modern version is already online. Here it is:

Master Culpeper,
I heartily recommend me unto you, praying you to send me word how that you do. It was showed me that you was sick, the which thing troubled me very much till such time that I hear from you praying you to send me word how that you do, for I never longed so much for a thing as I do to see you and to speak with you, the which I trust shall be shortly now. That which doth comfortly me very much when I think of it, and when I think again that you shall depart from me again it makes my heart die to think what fortune I have that I cannot be always in your company. It my trust is always in you that you will be as you have promised me, and in that hope I trust upon still, praying you that you will come when my Lady Rochford is here for then I shall be best at leisure to be at your commandment, thanking you for that you have promised me to be so good unto that poor fellow my man which is one of the griefs that I do feel to depart from him for then I do know no one that I dare trust to send to you, and therefore I pray you take him to be with you that I may sometime hear from you one thing. I pray you to give me a horse for my man for I had much ado to get one and therefore I pray send me one by him and in so doing I am as I said afor, and thus I take my leave of you, trusting to see you shortly again and I would you was with me now that you might see what pain I take in writing to you.
Yours as long as life endures,
Katheryn.
One thing I had forgotten and that is to instruct my man to tarry here with me still for he says whatsomever you bid him he will do it.
 
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Chlodio

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Aug 2016
5,095
Dispargum
My take on it with some translator's liberties:

Dear Master Culpepper,

Please tell me how you are doing. I heard you were sick and eagerly await word that you are better.

I never wanted anything more than to see you and speak with you, and it comforts me to think I will do so shortly. When I think that you shall depart from me again it breaks my heart to die that I can not always be in your company. Yet I trust you will keep your promise to come when my Lady Rochforthe is here for then I shall be at leisure at your commandment.

Thank you for promising to be good to that poor fellow, my man. I grief to be apart from him, but I know no one I trust to send to you. Therefore I pray you take him with you so that I may sometimes hear something from you. I pray give me a horse for my man for I had much to do to get one so please send me one by him.

I take my leave of you trusting to see you again shortly, and I wish you were here now so that you could see what pain I take writing to you.

Yours as long as life endures,

Katheryn

PS I forgot to instruct my man to tarry with me still for he says whatsoever you bid him he will do it and ...
 
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Mar 2018
313
United States Of America
First three sentences.

Hi Coulpeper, how's it hanging? Tell me your news, ima worried about you. I wanna see you so much and talk to you and cuddle you, and it makes me feel warm and fuzzy to fantasise about you when you're here. I'm so sad cuz I can't be with you all the time. :( :( :( :crying:

That's how the kids talk, right?
Stop making fun of us.