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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 have received the Queen's Majesty's Commission
under the great Seal of England, touching fugitives, in
the county of Surrey/ In which Commission, Mr Weston, Mr
Baron Birche Mr More, Mr Agmondesham and you are
joined with me. I purpose (God willing) to be at my house
at Reigate upon Friday next; where I would most
willingly have you all, to consider if the contents of the same
Commission, and thereupon to proceed accordingly. I pray
you therefore find some means to send word hereof unto
Mr Weston, Mr More, Mr Agmondesham, and Mr Birche
(if he be near at hand) and that they be with me at my
house upon Monday next, and then we will consider conferr together
what is best to Done / And so with commendations I bid
you farewell. / from the Court this Monday morning
the 7th of April / 1572 /

Your Loving friend
William Howard /

leaf 1 verso

L. W. Howard

7. Apr. 1572

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