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L.a.37: Letter from Anthony Bagot, London, to Richard Bagot, Blithfield, 1578/1579 February 2: autograph manuscript signed

Catalog record:
Collection:Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire
Preferred Citation:Letter from Anthony Bagot, London, to Richard Bagot, Blithfield, 1578/1579 February 2: autograph manuscript signed, Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.a.37, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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leaf 1 recto

As duty Constrayneth me I am to let yow vnderstand as
neare as I Can when my L. meayneth to take his iorny
toward{es} Cambridge: the wch at this prsent he is determyned
to take the fourthe of this monethe. The Cause of his
tarryinge so longe at the Courte was to see the cominge
of one Cassamyere a ffreanche Imbassator, whome
(the Queenes grace) dothe greatly esteeme,/ ffor this
first of ffebruary there was suche a shewe of
noble men & gentlemen in the Tylt yarde at whitte
Hall, as the Lyke (by euery mans report) hathe
not been seene this fforty yeares. ffurther to
troble yow herein I thinke it is needlesse for the
bearer hearof mr Hocleton can Certyfye you./
And thus in hast I Comitt yow to god whoe eu{er} defend
yow & all yors./ ffrom London the second of
ffeburary 1578.

Yor humble & obedyent sonne
Anth: Bagott

[◇] assyses begyn at Wooluor Hampton
the xith of marche.

leaf 1 verso

To the right Worshippfull
& his singuler good father
mr Bagott esquyer at Blythf
giue these

Anthony Bagot
to his Father Richd
Bagot 1578