Letter – Edward Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 10 Jul 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Jul 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dear Kitty                     						July 10

      I perceive by yrs of the 2 that you have Shipt me a parcel of goods per Jno. Buttery, and that they are of the best and charg’d at as cheap a Rate as any, I shall every Year take much greater Quantity of you.

      I would send yr Master a present of Ale but the time a year is past for the Brewing of it, I intend a little after Michmas  to make my Brew’y brew a head purposely and shall get it double Cask’d and then I hope the Seamen cannot tap it, otherwise it would be in Danger, you should always write me down word when you Receive goods from Mr Baines friend at Yorke that I may take care to pay it immediately again, Always when you see my Bro. Bridges as also Coz. Harry Bridges give my services to them and Acqt. me whether he presents you with any thing when you goe to see him or not, and if there be any Discourse in Town about his Marrying, for tis so Reported in Newcastle as also that my Lady Blacket was about Marrying, which fail not to Acqt. me by  a line per next post to yr most affect. Father

Mr Chr Blacket

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