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L.e.640: Letter from Susan Bayning, London, to "Sweet Ladye" (Lady Anne Ferrers?), circa 1600 January 10: autograph manuscript signed

Catalog record:
Collection:Papers of the Ferrers Family of Tamworth Castle
Preferred Citation:Letter from Susan Bayning, London, to "Sweet Ladye" (Lady Anne Ferrers?), circa 1600 January 10: autograph manuscript signed, Papers of the Ferrers Family of Tamworth Castle. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.e.640, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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Sweet Ladye I am bould to writt vnto yor Ladishippe
theas few word{es} Signifiinge vnto yow that I dd yor
Chaine to yor Ladiships brother Mr Brodband to send yt to yor
Ladishippe wch I hope will be to yor good Likinge for I
promise yow of my faith I haue bin as Carfull of yt as yf
yt had bain for my self so willinge I am to doe yor
Ladishp service as I ame willinge to haue yt to yor Ladish
good Likinge. The waight of the Chayne ys 15 ownces &
halfe a quarter wch Cometh to 41li. 12s. the makinge and
the parle ys - 9li-10s. The whole soome ys 51li-2s.
yt ys mad Iust by the rate of Lady puckring{es} Chaine
And thus cravinge pardon for my bould writtinge to
yor Ladishipp of so small aquaintance I rest willinge
alwais to doe yor Ladishp any service in any thinge yor
Ladishippe please to employe me thus wth my humble
Comendations to yor good Ladishippe not forgettinge my
good dawter fferris I leaue yow to god London this
xth day of Iannary.

Your Ladishipps Lovinge
ffreind to Comand Suzan bayninge

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