Letter – Edward Blackett to John Aislabie – 2 Apr 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Apr 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Aislabie
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dr Sr								April 2 1710

      Am mightily Rejoyced to hear that we may depend upon a Peace, Am sure we stand in very great need of it, for the Country in Generall are mighty poor and I hope a Peace will make old England flourish again in a few years.

      Mr Marshall told me when he was last down he had a great mind to your horse, and Ask’d me if you would part with it and what you demand for it, I expect him at Newby Every day, and if he be in the same mind wch. I hear he is, you should lett me know by the first post what you Expect for it, You may be sure I’ll Endeavour to heighten the price for your Advantage as much as possibly, Am sorry we shall not have your good Company home before May; Mr. Abbey & Mr. Gill are so dangerously ill that none thinks they can possibly live above a day or two, tis the most Sickly time all over the Country that Ever was known in the memory of man, my Daughter Blacket has been most dangerously ill, and little Mitty yesterday putt us all into a very great fright, I thank God they are both much better and I hope will continue so.

      Am indebted to you and thanks for the Snuff Mr Gowland brought me I never had any other, Mr. Chambers told me he heard of some Snuff that he was to bring down but never see it. I believe ’tis in Mr. Smirks Custody, so pray ord[er] Mr Melmerby to know what’s become of it, and, lett him give it to my Bro Yorke or any other that’s coming into the Country, All here are much your humble Servts & heartily thank you for your good wishes for my Daughters Recovery  I am 

      most faithfully Ever yours

Jno. Aislabie

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