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

Catalog record:
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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Madam, I thought it good for me to write something to
your Ladyship though I wrote the less, least by not writing
I should seem to forget that duty, which I justly owe unto
your Ladyship. I understand almost every week by Mr
Stringer of your Ladyship's good health & my father's, which I am
very glad to hear of. I myself am somewhat sickly.
Some persuade me, that it is to a good end. My own experience
(as your Ladyship knows) is small to judge. Sure I am, there
is yet no certainty of that they say. Yet I hope well, & I
pray to God I be not deceived of my hope. Thus with
humble remembrance of my duty to my father I take
my leave, wishing your Ladyship long to live in perfect health.

Anne Bacon
Anne Bacon
Anne Bacon

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