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L.a.156: Letter from Walter Bagot to an unnamed "right worthy knight," circa 1620: autograph manuscript draft

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Collection:Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire
Preferred Citation:Letter from Walter Bagot to an unnamed "right worthy knight," circa 1620: autograph manuscript draft, Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.a.156, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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Most worthy knight I am am bold to send unto you some unbidden Christmas guests though no musicians
to be troublesome unto you yet I hoping you and my Lady will be pleased to join with you in mutual
Consent to gratify me and them in our request that you will be pleased which is that they may
accompany and attend my so our son into this Country to finish to take some pleasure
here in the end of Revels your kind promise in so doing with that worthy respect
you have ever had of your word makes me without doubt to obtain my request
whereunto I do also desire require it may be with the free consent of and
of will of my good Lady which I will ever endeavour myself to deserve with
my best persuasions to retain him in am love and duty towards her. I have
heard that since his being here he hath had the smallpox which I doubt not
but before this time he hath be well recovered. I have sent my son Richard Bagot
with his my Son your honest neighbor Mr Sheldon which I pray.
God to bless him and Continue him in and with all yours in in health and send them
and us his gracious protection. And so requiring my love service may be
remembered ever assured unto you and your worthy Lady with like from my wife
will ever rest

yours ever assured


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