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L.a.176: Letter from William Bagot, Oxford, to Walter Bagot, 1619 November 7: autograph manuscript signed

Catalog record:
Collection:Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire
Preferred Citation:Letter from William Bagot, Oxford, to Walter Bagot, 1619 November 7: autograph manuscript signed, Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.a.176, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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Dear father, my humble duty remembered unto you, the cause of my writing
unto you at this time is to certify you that my bedfellow and I are in good
health I thank God. I wrote a letter unto you by Mr Challenor but
which went up to London with my cousin Crompton but I cannot tell
whether you have received it or no. I have sent you by this bearer
a pen knife the best that I could get being a small rememberance of
my duty. My Tutor goeth to his fathers to keep Christmas wherfore
I pray you let me come in to the country with my cousin Crompton
I have need of suit a suit if it please you to let me have it against
Christmas for my best shute is quite out of fashion, if your pleasure
be that I shall have one my tutor may buy it and lay out the
money till the quarter's end. Thus with my daily prayers to God
for your health and long I life I rest

Oxford 7
November 1619
Your dutiful and obedient son
William Bagot

Mr Doctor Kettell my tutor and
my so cousin Crompton remember
their loves unto you and my mother

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William Bagot

William Bagot to his Father
Walter Bagot. Oxford