Letter – Edward Blackett to Captain Millington – 6 Apr 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Apr 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Captain Millington
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Apr 6 1711

Honest Capt

      We are very uneasy here till we hear w[ha]t a Journey you had to Dunham the weather was here Extreamly good & I hope it was so with you all your journey

      I was Extreamly Ill that day you went from hence being taken with a severe trembling & shakeing all over & such a great Diziness in my head that I could not stand upon my limbs so they sent Imediately in all haste for the old Doctor who gave me severall things which did me much good & I hope to god in a very short time shall be perfectly well againe

      My poor Daughter wise is so dangerously Ill that the old Docter thinks she cannot possiby live long he is her Cheif Phisician by my perswasion she has quite left of the other who you know she had so great an opinion of Mr Jones gives you his humble service he was at Skelton Yesterday to Assist in Drinking the Crown which I lost to Sr Tho Tanckred you may Imagine he was very merry & got a fall in comeing home but was not a farthing worse I much wonder that Considering his bulk he does not hurt himelf when he falls with our kind service to you both hopeing to see you both at Newby very shortly I am

      Your assured freind to serve you
from mention of Dunham [Massey] this must be Captain Millington

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