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Date: August 17, 1608
Repository: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call number and opening: BRU15/5/139
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Modernized/Translated transcription

[verso: endorsed]

By virtue of this precept I have arrested the said John whose body I hold ready as I was ordered within that I do. Mainpernor for the defendant, Thomas Honby
[signed] Gilbert Charnock serjeant 

Semi-diplomatic transcription

[verso: endorsed]

Virtute istius
precepti cepi
Iohannem cuius
corpus paratum
habeo prout
interius mihi
Manucaptor pro defendente
Thomas Hornebye
Gilbertus Charnock serviens


Item Date
August 17, 1608
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
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