Letter – Edward Blackett to Blackett Mitford – 14 Mar 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Mar 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Blackett Mitford
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Nephew Mitford              						March 14 1709/10 

      I have so very often writ to yr father upon yr Acct & and all to no purpose, that tis in vain to trouble him any more, he has been so very dangerously ill of late and continues so that most people think he cannot possibly <over> this sickness.  I design the first post to write to my Coz. Wilkinson & desire him to go to yr mother, and Acqt. her with yr whole Circumstances, and tell her that in case she’ll be so kind as to give you £20 I will give you ten, I hope she’ll be willing to do it, if so by the first post I will desire my Coz Wilkinson to inclose a bill of Exchange to Mr Forster or to Ord’r him to pay you £30, and shall ord’r my Steward to pay Mr Wilkinson 10£ of it, this is the very last Effort that can be made for you, so I heartily wish it may Succeed, it would have been a great Reflection upon you to have gott Mr Aislabie to have spoke to the Capt. to have taken money for yr passage att Bombay, for you must know that £25 here laid out in goods fitt for that Country is worth three times as much there,  I am very well assured that Mr Aislabies Lettr to his Brother would be of very good use to you,  I am in haste Yr Affect. Uncle

For Mr Blacket Mitford at Mr Childs in Love Lane Billingsgate

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