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X.d.451 (187): Letter from Nathaniel Rich to Sir Robert Rich, Clapham, 1697 May 12: autograph manuscript signed

Catalog record:
Collection:Papers of the Rich family
Preferred Citation:Letter from Nathaniel Rich to Sir Robert Rich, Clapham, 1697 May 12: autograph manuscript signed, Papers of the Rich family. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS X.d.451 (187), Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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Charles Real
Richd Whites letters

May ye 12th 1697
Honored S:r
After my duty presented to you and my
honored Aunt, These few lines are to acquaint
your Hon.r yt I have almost Copyed out another
of ye Questions and Answers in which I hope
you will find some better writing then in ye
last which I gave to you Hon.r, and as soon as
I have done this yt I am now about, I think to
begin another of ye same if your Hon.r think
fitt of it, I should have bin very glad to have
seen your Hon.r and to my honored Aunt to day,
but yt I doe take ye waters I took them yester=
:day and I intend to take them to morrow god
willing: pray give my service to mr &
Cross, I doe follow my Copying in ye afternoons
but cannot Cypher in ye mornings by reason
of my taking of ye waters but assoon as I
have done taking of them, I will goe every
morning, having no more to add at this time
but begging your pardon for troubling
you at this time with my bad writing but
hoping yt in a short time you will see a great
change for ye better, so begging your prayers
for me who daily stands in need of them so
I rest your dutyfull
Nephew & servant to
Comand Till death
Nath: Rich

I am glad to heer that
your Hon.r has your health
so well I pray god continue
it to you for health is a
Jewel of great value.

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The Right Hon.ble S:r Rob:t Rich and at Mr Whittakers
In Clapham