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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Sir Becaus the Bisshop our diocessary is not my frend
I thowght best to aduertis Sir Edward Litleton & you
of a searche that I yesterday made within 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 bookes 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 Comissioners
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 recuzantes 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/

Your Louyng Neibour & assured frend
Edward Stafford


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To the right wurshipfull
sir Edward Aston, and sir Edward
Litleton knyghtes deliuer this
And to Mr Richard Bagot
Esquyre one of the Queen maiestes
Comissioners for recuzantes


The Lord Staffordes lettres
against henry Tullye