X.c.24: Letter from Richard Napier, Linford, Buckinghamshire, to unidentified recipient, 1631/1632 January 1: autograph manuscript signed

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Preferred Citation:Letter from Richard Napier, Linford, Buckinghamshire, to unidentified recipient, 1631/1632 January 1: autograph manuscript signed. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS X.c.24, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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Thrice honoured lady. It is not my vse, to be
troublesome to my mutch honoured frinds.
but when I am mutch importuned & that
by myne owne mynister, of whose lear
ning & preaching I and my, good neighbours
have had good experienc, I am Informned
that the last mynister mr Pon is very lately
departed out of this vale of misery. & by that
meanes, you are destitute of on that can
supply the place, these are therfore to in
treat this favour at the ladyships hands
that at my request you wilbe pleased to
admyt of mr Ruddle my minyster
into the vacant place, if you shall fynd
him better qualifyed for learning & preaching
then any other that happely may be offred
vnto your choice, I doe heare that your ladyship
doth affect some other,. but no way compara
ble for ought I can vnderstand with mr Rudle
as you may easely fynd, if it shall please
you to make triall of him, I make no
doubt but mr Ruddle will not only show
him selfe A serviceable, but also very thanckfull
to them that shall gratify him in this his suite
thus hoping that your ladyship will voutchsafe
him some favour in this first petition that ever I
motioned to your ladyship, I will cease to be more trou
blesome vnto you & will ever rest

Your ladyships ever to be
Richard Napeir
Linford Ianuary the first

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