Lady Katherine Paston to Francis Bacon, Lord Verulam, 29th April 1619

Early 17th Century
Location of Original:
British Library
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To the right honorable Francis Lord Verulam Lord Chauncellor of England
The humble peticion of the Ladie Paston.

Showeth that your Lordship out of your noble disposicion havinge given a just and honorable hearinge to the cause betwixte your petic husband Sir Edmond Paston plaintiff and Sir Iohn Heveningham et al defendante, and reserved the nomination of 3 or 4 newe ffeoffees to be added; and howe the Landes purchased shalbe estated in the neerest manner accordinge to the Conveyances, which your Lordship with the Master of the Rolles would see – and then sett downe as by the order annexed appeareth./

The plantiffe is exceedinge sickly in the Countrye which with much perplexitie requireth your petic hast for his better comforte.
She therefore most humblie praieth that your Lordship wilbe pleased to continewe your honorable regard of the said house, and of your petic greate extremity and appoint some short tyme for the doeinge therof. And shee with the whole house shall ever acknowledge themselves bound to your honorable Lordship Verulam Chauncellor.

I will call the Master of the Rowles vnto mee on saturday next in the afternoon, and will then pase the Conveyance and giue dispatch to this Cause according to my order vpon the hearing in open Court/

Fr. Ver. Cano

Ruth Hughey tells us that the petition itself is in the hand of a professional scribe. The reply, the final paragraph, is in the hand of the Lord Chancellor, Francis Bacon. We believe that the typesetter of the 1942 volume as in the scan has indented the wrong paragraph.

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