Letter – Edward Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 15 Nov 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Nov 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dear Kitte

      I perceive by yours that Alderman Eden was D[ebto]r to you seventy odd pounds If it had been twenty times as much it had been very safe for Im Inform’d he died very rich

      Am sory my Lady blacket should under vallue her self soe much as to marry so mean a man as Thompson is I Dare answer before this time she has rued it sufficiently

      My Nephew blacket was with me at Newby when I rec[eive]d your letter he told me he was not surprisd to hear it allwayes beleiveing she would Dispose of her self but Indifferently I can hear nothing as yet of neither of the ships that you shipt my goods in Mr Aislaby had goods shipd at London but 14 Dayes agoe & he has rec[eive]d them a day or too since at burrowbridge so that ship had a very Quick passage all here gives you their kind remembrance with my blessing to you I am

      Your most Affect[ionate] father

let your sisters [struck out: ‘Maria’] know that you rec[eive]d a bill for £25 for them

Acq[ain]t me whether my Lady blacket sent you gloves or no
undated but between others of 13th and 15th Nov. 15th used here.

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