Legal document detailing Shakespeare's latest court case.

Shakespeare's brings action
against Philip Rogers.

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Shakespeare chases debts in court

September 1604

William Shakespeare was in Stratford's Court of Record this summer.
He seeks the repayment of debts owed to him by Philip Rogers.

The playwright claims that Rogers still owes him 35s. 10d. after
agreeing to purchase 20 bushels of malt in six installments at a total
cost of 39s. 10d.

According to Shakespeare - who is claiming 10s. in damages - Rogers
also owes a futher 2s. in loans.

Shakespeare probably owns more corn and malt than most. Even
during the shortages of 1598, he had 80 bushels.

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