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L.a.15: Letter from Sir Henry Archbold to Sir Edward Bagot, baronet, Blithfield, 1671 December 31: autograph manuscript signed

Catalog record:
Collection:Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire
Preferred Citation:Letter from Sir Henry Archbold to Sir Edward Bagot, baronet, Blithfield, 1671 December 31: autograph manuscript signed, Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.a.15, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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Noble Sir
it is the duty of this paper if it were possi=
ble to alleviate your too iust greife, or at least to assure
you how great a part we beare you with you in it. &
to hope that you & my Lady by your great wisedome &
prudence have by this time so moderated it that this mes=
senger be may assure us too that you have not empayred
your healths nor made yourselves uncapable of those
other great comforts which God is pleased to let you enioy
in your son & his Lady, to whom we are servants, & those
other hopefull pledges of his love. & that your frends may
have occasion againe to reioyce with you in those enioyments
& in the multiplying of then: among whom as I have already,
so none shall beare a greater share nor more heartily wish
it then my wife who sayes all this with mee ^& by mee who am ennobled
in being

December 31 1671
Noble Sir
your most faithfully &
humble servant
Henry Archbold

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For the Noble Sir
Edward Bagott Baronett
present these.

Sir Henry