Letter – Edward Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 12 Jan 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Jan 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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January 12

Dear Kitte

      I rec[eive]d your of the 2d as allso the Chocolet & your present of Oranges & Lemmons to my wife for which she thanks you this

      this brings you the Mancholly news of your dear sister Blackets death who departed this life on Wednesday morning which is a great affliction to this poor family & I doubt will shorten the days both of my poor wife & self for never a better Creature was upon the face of the Earth which makes our Los[s] the greater god allmighty prepare us all for our latter End with my blessing to you I am

      Your most Disconsolate father

be sure you bring my acc[oun]t with you when you come into Yorkeshire give my blessing to Nedd & tell him his Sister Bella will give him an acc[oun]t of his dear sister Blackets death by this post this morning I rec[eive]d your letter

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