Letter – Edward Blackett to John Aislabie – 2 Jul 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Jul 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Aislabie
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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Dear Sr									2 July 1714

	I desire you’l doe me the favour, to buy me a pair of the Strongest & best Coach Geldings in the Town, you know my colour is black, & I designe them for the Wheel, & wou’d have them not above 5-or-6 Years old, & Shall not Stint you to any price, Soe they be extraordinary

	I did send my dear little mitty to my Lord Warringtons abt 10-days agoe, in the very heat of the weather, & my Coach man being a very silly fellow, drove them soe fast, that they were forced to leave one of them at Dunham, & is Since dead, & the rest wch they brought home are not much in a better Condition, & ‘tis much questioned whether they’l live or not, I designed in August to have gone to the bath, not being so well as I could wish, but the misfortune of my Horses, will prevent my goeing, which am not a little concern’d for, what moneys you pay disburse for the Horses, my Son Kitt will repay you, & shall take care for a carefull Servt to bring them down, I wish you could Hire me a Sober Coachman which has been used to drive & take care of -6-Horses, I believe Such a Coachman is hard to be met with all, I desire you’l give me a Line as Soon as conveniently you can, & you will very much oblige

	Sr Yor Faithfull Humble Servt

All this Family gives Their best Services to YorSelf & Lady

For John Aislabie Esqr a member of Parlaiment London

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