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L.a.272: Letter from Richard Broughton to Richard Bagot, 1593 May 26: autograph manuscript signed

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Collection:Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire
Preferred Citation:Letter from Richard Broughton to Richard Bagot, 1593 May 26: autograph manuscript signed, Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.a.272, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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Sir the plague increaseth and my Lord Treasurer hath given forth that the
next term shall be adjourned but for necessary returns of process
it is thought the first day & last day shall be kept with attendance
of Few Clerks/ my partner thanketh you for her sister Lettice you could
not have sent her a better token/: she is desirous to have her man
Humphrey to bring up horses against the beginning of the time of
holding the next term abouts 15th of June, and then God willing against
midsummer we shall visit you, my Lady Rich hath been desirous to have
my partner with her at Lees/ my Lady her mother & Sister Dorothy Will accompany her
besides many other good Gossips/.
The privy seal money for Staffordshire is not expected to be paid before Michaelmas
The warrant that came forth was for payment of such as two years before
had lent. & Staffordshire lent a month after at first but some by private
friendship have made means to obtain special warrant. but in Michaelmas term their
general payment will be/ I was yesterday with Mr Auditor signifying that I had
spoken with Mr Darrell in whose charge Sir Amias Paulet's letter mentioned 70s should
be accompted/. Mr Darrell signified that he made his accompts privately to Sir
Amias & his officers. and that all Sir Amias accompts are made in his
name & his exchequers being an infinite great accompt which is to be found with Mr
Auditor Conyers. Where I must take a little pains, and if this be
omitted in his charges, you must have allowance. and then Mr Auditor
saith he will charge Sir Amias's exchequers/. for Beaudesert reckonings
upon sight of my Lord Treasurer's Letter he will give allowance without
troubling my Lord Treasurer./ Thus in haste until the next
messenger with 1593. commendations & duties remembered from everybody/
&c. I Commit you to God this 26 of May.
Yours Richard Broughton
I think my man Humphrey be in Shropshire
I will write hence to him thither to
come up with geldings &c

The court is at Nonsuch and the household is near
Oatlands. expecting the next remove
to be to Oatlands/.

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To the Right Worshipful my very Loving
father-in-law Richard Bagot

My daughter's white gelding.
Bay Newport
Bay Trotter.
gray Adderley.
gray Mare./ 5
my daughter Bagot's gelding.
3 in Shropshire/
Bay Attocks
My Son Trew's gelding
gray Barroll/
Sorrel spled Mare/

my Son Broughton
my daughter Broughton
Aunt Lettice
Mall Broughton.
John Lucas
John Maylord.
William Wirrall./
Abraham/ 9