Letter – Edward Blackett to Edward Blackett – 22 Jan 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Jan 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Son Nedd                       						Janry 22

      Upon yr Earnest desire I sent you a bill for £20 Inclosed in my Lettr to Mr Smirke and ordered him in case you were not in Town to open it and take out the bill & Receive the money and pay it you when you came to Town, Tis now above five weaks time, and not a word from you nor Mr Smirke,  I have likewise made it my best Endeavour to get you a Captain’s Commission and had certainly Accomplished it if I had had frequent Lettrs from you to have known where you were, and how I might have Direct’d to you but seeing you are so very careless in yr own Concern you may be assur’d I shall trouble my Selfe no further with you, and take it for granted that the bill I sent you last shall be the last Bill you shall ever Receive from me, I had not sent that Bill, knowing you might live very <upon yr> Lieut’s Commission, but to putt you into an Equipage against you Receiv’d  yr Capts Commission, I have no more to write but that I am 

      yr most Disoblig’d Father 

Lieut. Blackett

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