Letter – Edward Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 11 Jul 1714

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

Dear Kitty, 

	I order’d yor Brother John, to write to you the last post, & to pay Mrs Buckeridge what he oweth her, & to take in his note, I believe it is abt £40, if you know where she lives, besure Send to her upon recept of this Letter, & acquaint her that I reced several Letters from her, otherwise She might have had her money long before this, I sent my dear Mitty into Cheshire abt a fortnight agoe in the very Heat of the weather & my Coachman being a very unskillfull fellow, drove them too fast, soe that one of the Best of the Horses died there, & the rest of them wth  much to do got home, & if they doe live wch I very much question, they will never be fit to be put to a Coach again, soe my journey to the Bath God knows is over, however patience must be had,  shou’d have I had rather given 200 Guineas then this misfortune hapned to my Sett of Horses, for that sume will not buy such a sett & in soe good order besides the great disappoint[en]t for cannot Stirr any way from home, I very much wonder you give me noe acco[un]t, w[he]n you reced the 29L of Hortons money, I am likely to loose by Mr Brumell a good sume of moneys, there are several ½ Yearly rents pd out of Winlington Lords[hi]p which in his acct for several Years he Charged pd, & since I turn’d him out from being my Steward I finde them unpaid, which was done very Knoweishly, wth my blessing to yorself, wife & little one, & Service to all relations I am

	Yor most affect Father

Fail not by the very first post to give me the price currant of Lead, for I am now ab[ou]t disposeing of all most of mine seeing the Bill of Commerce was not brought into the House this Sessions, send me by the first opportunity or by Mr Aislabie’s Servt 6 quier {quire] of large gilt paper

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