Letter – Edward Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 22 Jan 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Jan 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dear Kitty          							Janry 22

      I writ a Lettr last post to yr Master which I hope he Recd, upon Receipt of this Lettr go Immediately to Mr Smirke and know whether he Recd a Lettr for my Son Nedd with a Bill of Exchange In it, tis above 5 weeks ago and I never heard a word from him, which tell him I take mighty ill, If he and my Son Nedd had answer’d my Lettrs I had certainly got a Capts Commission for him ere this, I would yet know where my Son Nedd is and whether he has seen Mr Aislabie or not, I would Inclose a Lettr to him to the Bishop of Ely who married my Bro. Michael’s widdow and has a very great Intrest at Court, but if he be so careless as to neglect his own business I’ll Neglect him so lett him Sink or Swim, read this Lettr to Mr Smirke, for I’m very well satisfy’d that if Mr Smirke had answered my Lettrs Nedd had been a Capt by this time, which I shall never forgive him for it while I live, have writ him much to the same purpose by this post.  Do you write me by the next post where yr Bro. is and whether he has seen Mr Aislabie or not.

      Likewise upon Rect of this Lettr go to Mr Forster who was my Bro. Servt. & know of him where my two nephew Mitfords are and whether they be in the Army or not & in what place and whether my nephew Blacket Mitford has paid him that sum which you writ me when I was at Yorke they be very Indebted to him, be sure you inquire this as for yr Selfe but [crossed out: ‘not as from me’] by no means name me in it for Some Reasons I’ll Acqt you with afterwards, fail not to answer every particular of this Lettr by the very first post, with my Blessing to you I am yr most Affect. Father

Mr Chris. Blackett

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