Letter – Edward Blackett to George Booth – 6 Jul 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jul 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: George Booth
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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      6 July 1714

My Lord-

	I hope you reced mine of the 2d, & since Mr Pemberton Inclosed me yor Lordships, it surprized mr very much, I am sure I never designed the Deed, Should have been Soe drawn, for I have too great a Love for that dear Child to then to have her maintenance precarious & not what I always design’d her, I must own I never read any part of the Deed, only, that she was to have £100 a Year, [struck out: ‘till her fortune became due’], am very willing as soon as my Son rreturns from beyond Sea, as it was always designed & Intended by me, how it came to be otherwise drawn was the Lawyers mistake for it was done in a Hurry to make the £100 per ann, & as we are all mortall, In case I shou’d dye before his return, my dear Mitty Shall have £50 a Year out of Newby, till another Deed Shall be Executed, by my Son of £100 a Year, & till her fortune becomes due, & the old Deed to be cancell’d or given in, wth my most Humble Service to yor Lordp & Family, wth & my Blessing to my dearest Mitty

	I am Yor most Obliged & most obedt Humble Servt

For The Right Honoble the Earl Of Warrington 

at Dunham Massie Cheshire

	Via London

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