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L.a.161: Letter from Walter Bagot to an unnamed "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 "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.161, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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Right worthy knight may it please you to pardon my boldness that rather
make Choice to be troublesome unto + you in the behalf of this bearer, Mr
Lovat (many years my neighbour and friend, of a peaceable Condition all
the time of his former life until of late years he married a widow in
who had in the having a lease of good value of a tenement in the County of Salop
entered into Covenants in the time of her widowhood with one Primer of
that Country to pass the same unto him for certain years yet unexpired
since which time he had and enjoyed and hath the same But hath dealt very injuriously
with him as he informeth me / and I think truly for I have ever
known him honest And do therefore humbly desire it may please you
to yield unto him such favor as the goodness and equity of his cause shall
deserve and after your accustomed manner protext him from being a stranger
and no good Solicitor of his own cause

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