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L.b.542: Letter from John Donne, St. Paul's, London, to Sir George More, 1629 June 22: autograph manuscript signed

Catalog record:
Collection:Papers of the More family of Loseley Park, Surrey
Preferred Citation:Letter from John Donne, St. Paul's, London, to Sir George More, 1629 June 22: autograph manuscript signed, Papers of the More family of Loseley Park, Surrey. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.b.542, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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leaf 1 recto

The business of this church, and all other business which concern
me in this town determine this week: so that I
might be at my liberty to go to do the duty to my
church in the Country, next week, but for the expectation
of that 100l, which you are to pay some days after that.
If therefore it stand not with your conveniency to pay it before,
because I presume you will be gone out of town, before that
11th of July, I am bold to entreat you to let me know, by whose
hands it shall be paid me then. for besides that it were a
great disappointment of my necessary service in the Country,
to be stayed any longer in this town, so not to receive it at that
day, will put me to so great a trouble, as to make my poor
will anew, and to subtract from my other children, their
part of this 100l. Therefore I humbly entreat you, that I may
hear from you, before your going out of town, and rest

your poor son-in-law, and
humble servant in Christ Jesus
John Donne.
At Paul's house.
22 June 1629.

leaf 2 verso

To the Right Worshipful Sir
George More knight