Letter – Edward Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 6 Apr 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Apr 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Apr 6 1711

Dear Kitte

      Ime very glad to hear you got well to London Ive have been mightily out of health since you went from Newby but this day I thank god am much better be sure you take particular Care to get a Large bottle of the very best Oyle that can possibly be had in town & ship it in the very first hull vessell the Oylemen knows best how to put it up Carefully in a strong basket & likewise ship me 2 <cwt> of the best suggar you can aford for about 4<?s> p <lb> or thereabouts send me down me down by the first Carrier 6lb of P Barley & six pound of French Barley & 6lb of your best Almonds as likewise a pound or two of Dates & a little Quantity of Pisstatio Nuts I do not know how they sell them whether by w[eigh]t or measure 

      The horse you bought for your freind has got a great many warbles in his back so is not fit to be sent up in 8 or 10 days time I hope you will take care to get Will Barker some small place Against he come up the 2 horses you had to Newcastle you rid them so hard back that they are both not worth any thing the C[l]arke of the Assizes stone blind & the other horse can hardly stand upon his legs so I shall be forcd to knock them on the heads [&] give them to the dogs when you come into the Countrey againe must take care to be better mounted for you Quite lost your Cr[edit] in borrowing horses

      give my humble service to my brother bridges & to honest Mr Harry as also to your p[ar]tner & Your old Master Mr Primate with my blessing to you I am

      Your most affect[ionate] father

Acq[ain]t me whether my Nephew blacket owns his marriage or not write me a line by the first post & the Carriers name you sent the oranges by

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