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L.a.137: Letter from Walter Bagot to Sir William Kniveton, circa 1612 May 28: autograph manuscript draft

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Collection:Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire
Preferred Citation:Letter from Walter Bagot to Sir William Kniveton, circa 1612 May 28: autograph manuscript draft, Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.a.137, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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Sr I haue vnderstood from my good freind Mr Willm Milward yt hath pleased
you out of your loue vnto mee and my myne to make a motion of mariadge
betwixt my soonne and the daughterinlawe of Sr Peter ffrechevile
I haue a great desier to see him matched in my lyfe time and allthough
Sr Peter bee a meere straunger vnto mee yet the fame of his worthe
and the motion ceedinge from so good a frend as I esteeme your selfe
to bee haue made mee more desire so ^haue hath incoraged mee to
intreat your furtherance therein to know whether Sr Peter
and his La: bee willinge thereto wch yf I maye vnderstand to bee
with their lykinge my soonne shall attend you when you shall bee
pleased to appoynt the time And ^to doe the te of a father after entervewe. I shall bee willinge
(by god{es} grace) as yt shall bee his pleasure to dispose their mutuall
affeccons To doe the te of a father so to forme the office of a
father And what successe so euer shall followe the motion my
poore endeuors shall euer bee imployed to deserue ^your this kyndnes
^and And so Commendinge my assured loue vnto you doe rest

To Sr Willm Kneveton Baronet

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Sr W: Knyfton

Walter Bagot