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L.a.13: Letter from Yeldard Alvey, Oxford, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1620 March 27: autograph manuscript signed

Catalog record:
Collection:Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire
Preferred Citation:Letter from Yeldard Alvey, Oxford, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1620 March 27: autograph manuscript signed, Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.a.13, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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Right worll and my very much respected freind: I haue caused your
sonne to write out ye note of ys quarters expences wch arise
to ye greater sume, because he was entred in ye daunceinge schoole.
as he enformes me by your appoyntment, but had I not had good
experience of his ingenuous nature, I would not haue giuen way
vnto it, vppon soe weak warrant as his word, vnles I had understood
your worships mind by a ler: not yt I mislik ye thinge, wch is an exercise
well beseeminge a gentleman and noe hindrance to his study, but I thinke
it vnfit for a Tutor to lay out any thinge extraordinary, for his pupill
wthout he be fully secured yt it standes wth his likeinge to whom he is
to giue vp ye accounts of all expences. younge mens wills and wordes
are not alwayes Tutors warrants, neither would I haue easely
giuen way vnto ys but yt I knew who I trusted, for to speak noe
more of him yn I doe wth ioy dayly behold hn him. he is one
yt deserues my comendatory lers both for his studious and virtuous
behauiour, and be you assured yt I will doe my best endeauour to hasten
him forward in those well begunne courses: Thus not forgettinge my
best respect and thankfulnes to yor much respected wife, and my loue
to yor sonnes in hast I tak my leaue

Oxon ys 27 of March
Yor worships in all freindly
Yeldard Aluey

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To ye Right worll his very
much respected freind mr
Walter Bagot Esquire at
Blithfeild giue these

To Waltr Bagot — from
(Sr Harvye Tutor Oxford)