Leonard and Elizabeth (2)

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Aprill 24 1657

Dear love, I will not omit aney opertunity that I can yet to commend my dearest love unto you, and as a token of my love I have sent you aband desiring you to let it Imbrace your, neck as willingly as you would Imbrace my wast, so expecting to heare from you I remaine yours ever : Elizabeth Hawley

Leonard and Elizabeth (1)

[2018: images from the “Thank You For Your Letter” project have been deleted to make space for new posts.  The images have been retained within Derbyshire County Council’s internal records system so that we may re-use them in the future.]

D5433/1 : Ashover, 24 April 1657

My Joy & Dearest Love,

My God above knows I love thee as bone of my bone, and as sory was I to leave thee as I hope thou was to leave me, yet I hope I shall remember wheare to meete thee my love, with as reall ahart as ever I did. Continue reading