Letter – Edward Blackett to John Blackett – 12 Jan 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Jan 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Jan the 12 1710/11

Dear Jacke

      This brings you the mallancholly news of your dear sister Blackets death who Departed this life on Wednesday morning which is a great affliction to this poor family &  I doubt will shorten the dayes both of my poor Wife & self for never a better Creature was upon the face of the Earth which makes our loss the greater god Almighty prepare us all for our latter End with my blessing to you I am Dear Jack

      Your most Disconsolate father

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