Letter – Edward Blackett – 20 Aug 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Aug 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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the Country, have Recd no W[2-3 words missing]  as yet so your f[rien]d the book Seller is mighty p[ rest of word missing] Full, I perceive by Mr Dean that you are about agreeing for a mon<u>m[en]t for my Ld I design to have one for my family & would bestow 150 pound or there about, I wish you could send me a draught of severall that he can afford for that sum & you will very much oblige

      Dear Sir yr faithful Humble Ser[van]t
undated but between others dated 20th. Mr Dean might be either Robert Booth, Dean of Bristol, related to Lord Warrington, to whom EB wrote, or the Dean of Ripon. The latter might be more likely in the context of the monument later erected to Blackett and his family, now standing in Ripon Cathedral.

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