Letter – Edward Blackett to John Aislabie – 5 Feb 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Feb 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Aislabie
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Feb 5

Dear Sr

      Both my self and family are Infinitely obl[iged] to you for the great favour you have done us in the a ship for my son tis a good livelihood for him & I hope hell have the grace allwayes to own his rise from you for my own part shall allwayes be sensible of the great obligations I owe to you upon his Acc[oun]t

      I heartyly thank you for the Concerne you have for the loss of my dear Daughter Blacket my poor wifes greif is unexpressible & I doubt will not live long after her She sees none that knew her daughter but she falls into a passion of Weeping Immediately I hope time with little Misses Company may some measure mittigate her greif which pray god grant you did very well not to bespeak the Watch. when you come into the Country will be time Enough to adjust matters betwixt us Capt Millington & Mrs Jones Desires their humble service may be acceptable & pray believe me allwayes D[ea]r Sr

      Most Affect[ionately] yours

For the Honourable John Aislabie Esq

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