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D[ea]r Kitty June 24 Inclosed is a note of what sugars, fruit etc we have occasion for, so be sure take care they be of the very best, and Shipp them on board of one of the Hull vessells, Directed to me at Newby to be left with Mr Scott Crane Mastr of York The first time you see Mr <Roper> give my service to him and tell him he must not forget Milly’s Baby, When you see my Bro Bridges always give my service to him, Acqt me whether his Coz. Harry Bridges lives with him or not, and whether my Lady Blackett designs for Newcastle this Summer & What Month, fail not to give an Ansr of all this upon the Rect. of my Lettr with my humble service to yr Mastr & blessing to yrSelfe I am yr most Aff. Father Mr Chr. Blackett etc
‘Cousin’ Harry Bridges was the nephew of Shem Bridges, Edward Blackett’s brother-in-law, and eventually inherited his Imber Court property in Surrey when Shem died childless.