Letter – Edward Blackett to Captain Millington – 11 Jul 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Jul 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Captain Millington
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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      11 July 1714

Honest Captain

	I reced yor Letter, & am very glad that my dear Mitty is in good Health, & likes Dunham very well, She cou’d not be more glad to see her Grandpapa, then he wou’d be to see her, but patience must be had for a Year or two, if please God we both Live soe long

	I writ to Mr Aislabie to buy me 4 Extraordinary good Geldings, & wou’d not Stick at any price, but he writes me he cannot light of any that matcheth as to maskes, or wou’d please when they come down, soe must deferr’d till the Spring

      Give my Service to Mr Shaw, my Lords Steward, & desire him to Enquire me out an Extraordinary good Gardiner as also a sober Coachman, if such be a one be to be had, agt Martinmas, & one that will work as my Lords Coachman does

      I wou’d have te Gardiner to be a very expert man in his Business, & Inferiour to none in raising of melons, & every thing els that belongs his trade, I must now give you a melancolly ac[coun]t of my Horses, Rat tail, & the Horse I bought at Newcastle are not both worth 20s at pr[e]sent nor doe I believe ‘tis possible for them to live, & as for Bonny, I doubt the Journey Broke his winde soe only little punch, if he had a fellow, wou’d be Serviceable again, you may Imagine my Journey to the Bath is over, & as soon as the Company goes from Harrigate, I designe to goe for a weeke & Bathe in the Sulphur, must be forced to hire the Ripon horses, wch you’l say is very Hard. But however patience must be had, let me know, who’l take care of the Boxes at Leeds, & as soon as our Hay Harvest is over, Shall order them to be delivered to the person you name, wth my Service to yorSelf & Secretary – I am

      Yor real Friend to Serve thee


For Captain Millington at Dunham town Cheshire

Via London

Tell Mrs Millington I doe not take it well, She shou’d put up the <chap> Glasses for I never did designe they should be sent from hence soe have taken them out of the box

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