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L.a.179: Letter from William Bagot, Oxford, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1621 June 27: autograph manuscript signed

Catalog record:
Collection:Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire
Preferred Citation:Letter from William Bagot, Oxford, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1621 June 27: autograph manuscript signed, Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.a.179, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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Father) I have received your letter, and money according to your letter
with which I have bought me a new suit, and discharged my quarter's commons
and battles, with something outer plus: but by reason of buying of books for me, by
my Tutor, of which you shall receive a note by this bearer, & of laying out money
for wine, I am to pay unto my Tutor for tuition this quarter, to my Laundress,
to the Shoemaker, and to my Tailor, which yet I know not how much it will
come to wherefore I desire you to send up what please you by the next
bearer, and God willing you shall have a note of it. I do intend if it
please you, and my Mother to stay here this vacation, for it is a very
good time to study in, my Tutor meaneth to stay all this vacation and to
read many good things unto us that stay. My Tutor cannot come down
to you this vacation, but he hath almost promised Mr Sheldon and
me to go down with us this time twelvemonths. Thus with my humble
duty remembered to you, and my mother, with my love to my Brothers and
Sisters, with the rest of my good friends I rest./

Oxford the 27th
of June 1621./
Your dutiful and obedient
son William Bagot.

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To the worshipful my very loving
Father Walter Bagot
Esquire at Blithfield

William Bagot to his Father
Walter Bagot Oxford