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L.a.146: Letter from Walter Bagot to Lady Anne Bussey (née Cave), 1616: autograph manuscript draft

Catalog record:
Collection:Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire
Preferred Citation:Letter from Walter Bagot to Lady Anne Bussey (née Cave), 1616: autograph manuscript draft, Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.a.146, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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Good sister having heard by letters from my brother Sir William Cave that
it hath pleased God to take to his mercy your kind and worthy
husband we could not but send over this bearer with these letters
signifying we are partakers in your grief having lost a
loving brother and faithful friend a rare Jewel in these times
where faith and true affection are seldom kept or used. I hope
your wisdom and knowledge of the word of God will sufficiently
arm you with patience to endure his Cross laid upon you
unto whose blessed will we must all subject ourselves and prepare
and make vs ourselves ready for that inevitable hour he hath set
down and appointed to Call us. praying in the meantime we may
then be ready to enjoy that blessed place prepared for them which
are partakers of his heavenly joys and possess the same before us
And for your temporal estate we hope the love of my brother unto
you together with his long and languishing disease giving him
sufficient warning to settle and dispose of his worldly estate the
same hath made sufficient provision for you and your daughter
And we doubt not but if anything therein should be wanting
the kind and natural affection of my Nephew your son will supply
the same. The long distance of places together with the want
of ability, means, and opportunity to travel do Enforce us to
write being more desirous to have seen you. And hereby present
unto you our ready desires to perform what and wherein the true
affection of a brother and sister may perform be showed to your
good and contentment. And

leaf 1 verso

To my Sister Bussey