Letter – Edward Blackett to Edward Gray – 23 Jul 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Jul 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Edward Gray
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Mr Gray                         						July 23

      [This first paragraph struck out and rewritten as given below:] I Recd the two bottles wch you sent me to taste wch are both very good, and shall send on Monday morning for two Rundletts let the but Red Wine Rundlett be filled with yr very best Right true Port without any <surpluse> in case you have any <…> the other with yr best White. I like both sorts you sent very well but I think the <L…> is the better wine.

      I recd the two bottles wch you sent me to Taste wch are both very good, but at p.sent have much more occasion for Red than white, so pray let the two Rund[lets] be filled with yr Right true port without <Mature> and shall send for them on Monday Morning, and if the wine please me Shall send for a greater quantity.

      The Cherries came very well, and I wish you could get the Baskett filled with the same Sort as also Some pounds of the Common for we like that as well or the <..> so you may ordr them to be ready on Monday, and my Sert. that comes for <the wine> shall bring them, and Shall Send the Basket by him, I would not have you by any means to trouble <Mr Haughton> to bring any Basketts back you may send a little basket of Cherries at any time by the Ripon Carrier, but you must charge him to leave them at Burrabridge Shall send the empty Baskett always by the post boy, for if he should bring the Cherries they would be all bruised   With our kind remembrances to yr Selfe and Wife & thanks for the good company   

      I am yr assured friend & Servt.

Mr Edwd. Gray

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