Letter – Edward Blackett to John Aislabie – 20 Aug 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Aug 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Aislabie
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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								Newby the 20th Augt 1714

Dear Mr Aislabie

      I thank you for the trouble you gave yourself in writing to Mr Smith of Bromp<ton>

Park I cannot think that any of his apprentices can be a fit gardiner for me, I would have an Experienced gardr as any about Town provided he be a working gardr & unmarryd & shall like him no worse incase he be 35 or 40 years old, so pray give me your thoughts whether you can meet with such a gardr or not as soon as conveniently you can you man acq[uain]t him he shall have all the help that he can possibly desire, I doubt in a little time I shall be forced to have 2 gardrs my gardens being too large to be managed by one as they ought to be, pray acq[uain]t me how long usually a ship stays ab[roa]d that is in my sons Station I am

      Dear Sir Most affect yours

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