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L.b.238: Letter from William Howard, 1st baron Howard of Effingham, to Sir Thomas Browne, 1572 April 7: autograph manuscript signed

Catalog record:
Collection:Papers of the More family of Loseley Park, Surrey
Preferred Citation:Letter from William Howard, 1st baron Howard of Effingham, to Sir Thomas Browne, 1572 April 7: autograph manuscript signed, Papers of the More family of Loseley Park, Surrey. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.b.238, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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leaf 1 recto

Mr Browne, I haue receyved the Quenes Maities Comission
vnder the greate Seale of England, touchinge fugetives, in
the countye of Surr/ In wch Commission, Mr Weson, Mr
Baron Birche Mr More, Mr Agmondesham and you are
ioyned wth me. I purpose (god willinge) to be at my howse
at Reigate vpon ffridaie nexte; where I would most
willinglye haue you all, to consider if the content{es} of the same
Comission, and theirevpon to ceade accordinglye. I praie
you theirefore finde some meanes to sende woorde hereof vnto
Mr Weston, Mr More, Mr Agmondesham, and Mr Birche
(if he be nere at hande) and yt they be wth me at my
howse vpon mondaie nexte, and then we will consider conferr together
what is beste to Done / And so wth commendacons I bid
you farewell. / ffrom the Courte this Mondaie mornynge
the viith of Aprill / 1572 /

Yor Lovinge frende
W. Howard /

leaf 1 verso

L. W. Howarde

7. Apr. 1572

about a Commission for
fugitives in Surrey
to meet at his house at
Reigate, to consider what
shod be done