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L.a.347: Letter from Cecil Cave, London, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1597? June 7: autograph manuscript signed

Catalog record:
Collection:Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire
Preferred Citation:Letter from Cecil Cave, London, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1597? June 7: autograph manuscript signed, Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.a.347, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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Brother my hasty journey & your remote dwelling causeth
me to take a short farewell, if time would suffer me
I would be come & see you & my sister to give you thanks
for your many courtesies. I need not write to you toof this
great journey, for I am sure it is known everywhere
but that myself is determined to go, it may be you are
ignorant, & therefore in shaking hands for a farewell
I am forced by writing only to let you understand thereof
being sorry that before my going I may not see you. I pray
you send up such assurance as is requisite for my money
to Charles Bussey, I dare trust you for a greater matter
yet because my journey is casual & that I desire to leave
my estate certain I therefore desire it. Commend me
in all kindness to my sister & yourself. Thus wishing to you
as to myself I leave you to the protection of the Almighty
I farewell London the 7th of June
your assured loving
Cecil Cave

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To his Loving Brother-in-law
Mr Walter Bagot
at Blithfield give

Cecil Cave to his Brother-in-law
Walter Bagot