L.a.868: Letter from Edward Stafford, 12th Baron Stafford, to Sir Edward Aston, Sir Edward Littleton, and Richard Bagot, 1592: autograph manuscript signed

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Collection:Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire
Preferred Citation:Letter from Edward Stafford, 12th Baron Stafford, to Sir Edward Aston, Sir Edward Littleton, and Richard Bagot, 1592: autograph manuscript signed, Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.a.868, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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Sr Becaus the Bisshop our diocessary is not my frend
I thowght best to aduertis Sr Edward Litleton & you
of a searche that I yesterday made wthin my Libertys
of forbridge for a semynary preist who althowgh I
could not fynd (acording to thinformacion) yet vpon my
breaking the doore of one Closet I found ^unlawfull book{es} ther
& som Images, & althowgh ther be dyuers other places
ther as fastly lockt, yet will I forbeare to open
any of them vntill any of you who be Comission{er}s
will take the paynes to com to morow mornyng
about eight or nyn a clocke ther to meet me who
thowgh I am no Comissioner for recuzant{es} yet will
not I haue any such Lawlesse persons to be
harbored vpon my land, & therfor I haue comytted
Tulleys wieffe vnto the iaile being an obstynate
recusant & a shamelesse scolde/ & hit is told
me that hir husband (being a great dronkard
& a comon swearer & a bankroote) is gilty of all
So in hast I take my leaue/ scribled this
Tewsday mornyng/

Yor Louyng Neibor & assured frend
E Stafford


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To the right wurshipfull
sr Edward Aston, and sr Edward
Litleton knyght{es} deliu{er} this
And to Mr Richard Bagot
Esquyre one of the Q maiest{es}
Comission{er}s for recuzant{es}


The L Stafford{es} lres
against henry Tullye