Thomas Dacres letter

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No address. 'To ye Worshipful & his very good frend Mr. [?]Darmer at his house [?address unclear]'. Discusses engaging a servant: 'Syr being destitute at this time of a servant your man made meanes yt I would intertaine him, wch (if it shall neither unfurnishe you & that upon your commendation I may have him [?...], I shall be willing therunto ... therfore unlesse it be yt he were to goe from you & you not to be unprovided youre slefe, & likewise yt by your paritcular letter ... I may asssure my slefe of an orderly servant free from excesse of drinking and disorder, I shall be unwilling to intertaine him, besides I am in want of one presently by reason yt I knew not of ye so soudaine departure of my owne man ...'.
Autograph, with signature. The hand suggests that a date of c1670 is plausible.


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This letter was among the material originally acquired with MS712