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L.d.18: Letter from Anne Bacon (née Gresham) to Lady Anne Gresham(?), 1572/1573 February?: manuscript draft

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Collection:Papers of the Bacon-Townshend family of Stiffkey, Norfolk
Preferred Citation:Letter from Anne Bacon (née Gresham) to Lady Anne Gresham(?), 1572/1573 February?: manuscript draft, Papers of the Bacon-Townshend family of Stiffkey, Norfolk. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.d.18, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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Madame, I thought it good for me to writ somthinge to
yr La: though I wrot ye lesse, least by not writinge
I sholde seame to forget yt dutie, wch I iustly owe vnto
yr La:. I vnderstande allmost every weake by Mr
Stringar of yr La: good health & my fathers, wch I am
very glad to heare of. I myself am somwhat sickly.
Some swade me, yt it is to a good end. My owne experi=
ence (as yr La: knoweth) is small to iudg. Suer I am, ther
is yet no certeintie of yt yei saie. Yet I hope well, & I
praie to God I be not deceived of my hope. Thus wth
humble remembrance of my dutie to my father I take
my leave, wisshinge yr La: longe to live in fect health.

Anne bacon
Anne bacon
Anne bacon

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