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As Berry explains, John Witter had married Anne Phillips soon after the death of her first husband, Augustine Phillips, an actor in the King's Men company. When Anne died, Witter brought John Heminges and Henry Condell to court over Anne's shares in the Globe playhouse. In his bill of complaint, Witter explains that at one point he been forced to mortgage his interest in the playhouse to John Heminges for the sum of £50, which he subsequently repaid in full, with interest. Recently, however, Heminges and Condell have managed to acquire the original documents relating to Phillips' share in the property, and have since taken possession of the share and deprived Phillips' heirs of the profits arising from it.


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