Letter – Edward Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 28 Apr 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Apr 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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Dear Kitty						York aprill 28 1714

      I perceive by yours of the twenty fourth that the Bed made & finish’d after the Best manner would Come to Seaventy five Pounds I did Expect it would come to nigh that Sum however let it alone till further orders shall not be at newby but a very short time this Summer as Soon as I have Sent my Dearest Mitty to my Lord Warrington & the Coach returned shall Imediatly Goe to the Bath & stay there all Summer for I have been much out of order of late if Please God I be Perfectly well by the latter End of Summer I desire to wate upon my Brother Bridges & the Rest of my Relatns In town & then my Sister Savill & I shall discourse further about the bed for I would have it a very good one & fashionably made up not much valueing the Charge.

      I perceive you have sent me Six pound of wax but you doe not write me by whom as for your friend Charles Horton I wonder you should be so very civil to him seeing he hath given you so much trouble I doubt I shall Loose fifty pounds by Mr. Brumwell whom I have Discharged my Service I had much better Loose that than Severall hundreds some times I have been In that danger in Imploying your friend Brumwell I doubt not but the next will give an account that Charles Horton hath paid the Bills and all Charges to yr. Satisfaction Mr Brumwell letter which I did formerly In Close you is very full upon that account With my Blessing to yr. Self & Wife & little Godson & my humble service to all our Relations I am your most affectioned Father

      When the Berbados fleet arrives which I hope will be Shortly Enquire whither they see the Pheenix or heard where she was upon the Recpt of this Letter be Sure to let me hear from you & the Price of Lead which you should doe in Every letter you Write

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