Letter – Edward Blackett to Edward Blackett – 31 Dec 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 Dec 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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31 December 1710

Dear Neddy

      I rec[eive]d both your letters this morning one dated the 26 the other the 28 Inst, and by the Mark of the post office, w[hi]ch cannot faill they were both putt in the same day

I would not have you by any means to think of goeing Leiuft [Lieutenant] if you leave not before this waited on Mr Sharp (as I desir’d Mr Jones to write you) be sure you fail not to goe with all possible speed and desire him to introduce you to his Lordship, and likewise to desire his grace to move the Queen on your behalf for a ship which I beleive he will willingly doe

      I wrote Mr Aislabie last post & desir’d him not to be forgetfull of you & to use his utmost endeavours to gett you a Ship, which I question not but he will Lett me know every post how your business goes forward for I am still in opinion that the Commissioners may give you a ship not withstanding the Queens frequent recommendation of others

      As soon as you have gott three or four Impressions of the seal of of my Bro[ther]s toothpick case, carry it to Mr Sharp and he will gett it cut on Crystall

      My poor daughter Blacket is every day weaker and weaker my wife takes it very kindly your concern for her & says if it ever be in her power, will doe you a kindness one time or other

      With my Blessing to you I am

      Your most affect{ionate] father


To Capt Edward Blacket

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