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L.a.293: Letter from Thomas Browne, Shredicote, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1615 August 2: autograph manuscript signed

Catalog record:
Collection:Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire
Preferred Citation:Letter from Thomas Browne, Shredicote, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1615 August 2: autograph manuscript signed, Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.a.293, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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Right worshipful it hath often pleased you heretofore, out
of your love without my desert, to bestow venison on
me, before I required any. but having now some friends
come from London, (that have lain with me this month) makes me
like a bold begger to prevent so frank a giver with this
humble request, that you will be pleased to bestow on me
a Buck or half a buck against Sunday next, and to signify
your pleasure to this bearer my Man, Whether I may come
to see it killed on Friday or Saturday next either with your
own hounds (if it please the gentlemen your sons to make
themselves sport) or else with a brace of dogs that I shall
bring, or otherwise may send for it to your keeper So craving
pardon for my presumption upon this occasion with remembrance of
my best service I can do you. I take leave Shredicote
this second of August 1615

Yours always to command
Thomas Browne

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To the Right
Worshipful Walter Bagot
Esquire at Blithfield
these be delivered

Walter Bagot