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L.a.182: Letter from William Bagot, Inner Temple, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1622/1623 February 27: autograph manuscript signed

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Collection:Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire
Preferred Citation:Letter from William Bagot, Inner Temple, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1622/1623 February 27: autograph manuscript signed, Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.a.182, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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ffather ) I heare (to my greate greife) the sorrowfull newes of my Sister in lawes
death, of whence you haue a greate losse, my Brother a greater, and his children
the greatest of all: yet I doubte not, but you, see, and they, will so conceaue of it as
done by the will of God, wch mortalitie is not able to resist, and therefore your
greife may be the lesse. I thanke God, I like my liueing heare very well, but I
feare I shall be very chargeable to you, especially for my diet, wch I know
not how to remedie, for our commons ordinariely amounte to seauen shillinge
a weeke, and at grande weekes, and Readeings, and other expensiue times, to
much more. My three halfe peeces wch Edwarde wright left wth me, are
almoste all disbursed for commons, as will appeare vnto you, by this note
here inclosed; wherefore I woulde intreate you to sende me vp some moniie
by the next conuenient messenger, to discharge the house for my commons
now to come, for though I coulde be trusted for a quarter of a yeare to
gaether, yet if monie be to be had, it is nether so good husbandrie, nor so
much for a mans credit, to be trusted, as to paye at the weeke, or the
fortnights ende. And so rememberinge my humble dutie to you, wth daylie
prayers to God for your health; I rest./

Inner Temple this 27th
of ffebruarie 1622./
Your dutiefull and obedient
sonne William Bagott

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A Note of monie disbursed
of for commons./
vpon Wendsday the 29th of
Iannuarie I first entered
into commons./
Inprimis for the first halfe
weeke 3s 10 0 0
2 beinge a grande weeke 11s 6d 0
3 weeke 7s 0 0 0
4 weeke 7s 0 0 0
Item for a pare of shoues 2s 8d
Summe 1l 12s 0

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To the worll his verie loueinge
ffather, Walter Bagot x
Esquier, at Blithfeilde
in Staffshire
these dd

Wm Bagot
his father Wr Bagot