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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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Sir I have understood from my good friend Mr William Milward it hath pleased
you out of your love unto me and my mine to make a motion of marriage
betwixt my son and the daughter-in-law of Sir Peter Frechevile
I have a great desire to see him matched in my lifetime and although
Sir Peter be a mere stranger unto me yet the fame of his worth
and the motion proceeding from so good a friend as I esteem yourself
to be have made me more desire so have hath encouraged me to
entreat your furtherance therein to know whether Sir Peter
and his Ladyship be willing thereto which if I may understand to be
with their liking my son shall attend you when you shall be
pleased to appoint the time And to do the part of a father after interview. I shall be willing
(by God's grace) as it shall be his pleasure to dispose their mutual
affections To do the part of a father so to perform the office of a
father And what success so ever shall follow the motion my
poor endeavours shall ever be employed to deserve your this kindness
and And so Commending my assured love unto you do rest

To Sir William Kniveton Baronet

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Sir William Kniveton

Walter Bagot