Letter – Edward Blackett to George Booth – 27 Feb 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Feb 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: George Booth
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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My Lord

I heartily congratulate your L[or]dship upon your brothers Election, do very Sinceerly wish him the continuance of his good health myself & familys goes to York in a day or two & shall continue their for some time I believe your L’ship will be for London shortly, so I wish you a good Journey, when I hear you are their, shall send your Lordship a bill for my Dr Little Mittys allowance, wth my most humble Service to your Lship & family

I am

		Yr Ldships most faithful & most obednt Humbl Serv t

My Dr Little Mitty

I have not had a letter from you this long time, wch I wond[e]r at, I must now acq[uain]t you that you was a godmother lately to Mrs Stapyltons child, your Aunt Maria represented you, so we have another little Diana in our Neighboorhoud so upon receipt of this, write me a pretty letter, & take time to do it, & give your Service to Mrs Stapylton, & your blessings to your little god daughter who you hope to see one of these days wth my blessing to you, & my humble Service to the whole family I am

		Mittys. D[ea]r Grand Papa
Mitty was EB’s name for his grand-daughter Diana Blackett who is being educated by Lord Warrington following her father William’s death

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