Letter – Edward Blackett to George Booth – 15 Jun 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jun 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: George Booth
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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June 15 1715

My Lord

I am infinitely obliged to your Lordship for your kind inquire after my health, I fell ill upon the road of a Pluresie within forty miles of Newby I stayed there ten or twelve days & had five & thirty ounces of blood taken from me I wish I had continued there ten or fifeten days longer for my jurney home did me a very great prejudice tho I made three days of it, I am forced to have two or three people to sit up with me every night since I took my Distemper, for I cannot move, nor got in or out of bed without their assistance, tho they put me to a very great deal of paine, when they move me so I doubt shall be forced to be let blood again which my Doctor thinks will ease me of my paine which I am very unwilling to doe being I have lost so much blood before, but if the Paine do not goe away in two or three days shall be forced to it, all the family gives their most Humble Services to your Lordship & pray believe me Intierly 

      your L[or]d[shi]ps most faith[fu]l & most obedient Humble Servt

June 15 1715

My Dearest Mitty

I returning from the Bath I fell very ill upon the road about forty miles from Newby where I was forced to stay ten or twelve days, I thank God I got to Newby at last but cannot say well in health, for I cannot move in bed, so is forced to have two or three to sit up with me Every night, I hope a little time will set me to rights againe, my most Humble Service to both the Ladys & Blessing to my Dearest Mitty I am Your Most Affectionate


Give my Service to the Capt & his Wife & tell them that I’ll trouble Them with a letter as soon as I am perfectly well Recover’d

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