Letter – Edward Blackett to Blackett Mitford – 29 Jan 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Jan 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Blackett Mitford
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dear Nephew             							Janry   29  1709/10  

      I Recd both yr Lettrs and I must own I am sorry you have sold yr Commission, for if you had had a little at sea you most certainly in a little time would have been a Capt wch would not only have Enabled you to have paid yr Debts but make you look like a Man of Quality all the Days of yr Life.  but now tis too late to talk any more of that, I shall write to yr father very shortly, & press him upon yr Acct, my father left all yr brothers & sisters that were living when he dyed a very good Legacy, so I hope you were one of them

      As for my Lead mines I have lost for Sevrall years long past many hundred pounds by them, which oblig’d me to lett them to my Coz Eden, Coz Wilkinson, Mr Featherstone & Mr Reay for 21 years Reserving a very small part of the Lead in case they get any, to my Selfe, but as yet I have not Recd one Pigg.  nor do I know whether ever I shall Receive one  or no they being so very Extreamly poor, Lett me know what part of the East Indies you are to Settle at, for my good friend & neighbour Mr Aislabie has a Bro that is the only Chief Factor there for the E. In. Company, Any <Ment[ion?]> in that Company with acq[ain]t <you the service>, & the place where he Resides I can give a Lettr from his Bro to him which may be of great Service  to you, Acqt me who Recommended you to the Company, for tis not Every One they’ll Entertain in that Station, All here gives you their kind Remembrance and believe me yr most Affect. Uncle

Mr Blacket Mitford att Mr Child’s in Love Lane

Billingsgate London

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