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L.a.598: Letter from Lettice Kynnersley, Badger, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1608? September 14: autograph manuscript signed

Catalog record:
Collection:Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire
Preferred Citation:Letter from Lettice Kynnersley, Badger, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1608? September 14: autograph manuscript signed, Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.a.598, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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Good brother upon satter day last my husband fel out with me. for not
haueing prouistion of beare: I told him of my want of mault. abufe
three wickes agone. but he would nether prouid it him selfe, nor a
low me money: I borowed of my neghtbores as much as I cold.
yet for all that. the falt was layd all upon me: with maney bitter
corsses. and the charge of the house takenn from me. and comma=
nded to medle with nothing: but keepe my chamber: my saruants
dis charged. espeshallye she that lookes to my children: and is a
bout my self: he wold neuer be halfe so ile. but for his mother.
now her mayde useth ^to stand at my dore. to heare what I say. and
then tels my mother in law. and makes it more: but I know [◇]
my husband will not looke to things loung. but she must haue
the ouer seete of all, and then shall not I be able to stay: good
brother. be good unto me: and ether wryte. or geate my brother
Anth^oney to com. and talke with him: if I may but haue the
rule of my children: and sone what to mentayne them. and my
selfe. I wold desier nomore: good brother wryte unto me. what
weare my best corse. in this my distreses: as you loue me. let
not my mother know: this with my kindest commendations to you.
and my good sister. and thanks for my tokeun: praying to
god for your health: I rest. your pore troublesome sister

Letice Kinnersley
bage sore this
14: of September:

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[To] [th]e worshipfull my uery
[good] brother mr Bagot at
[Blit]hfeild giue these

Letice Kinnersley
to Walter Bagot her