Letter – Edward Blackett to John Blackett – 15 Dec 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Dec 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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December 15 1710

Dear Jacke

      I rec[eive]d yours the 2d and I shall not be hasty in buying Mr Van Meel a horse to whom give my most humble service I have made very great Inquiry all over Yorkshire and Bishoprisk but not such a horse to be found of that Coulour and shape that Mr Van Meel would have <own> I hope his own horse may be brought of his tricks then no doubt but he will pleas him

      Your poor sister Blacket has been so very Dangerously Ill the Phisitians thought she could not possibly have livd but within this two dayes god be thankd she is somewhat better which makes us have some hopes of hir

      I Expect Every post to hear that your brother has got a ship he went from hence about 14 dayes since and Mr Aislabie promisd me without fail he should have one Acq[ain]t me whether Mr Wilkinsons Ships all his lead to you my Nephew Blacket was here lately in his Journey to London who promisd me assoon as he was at age you should have the Disposal of all his lead he should send to Rotterdam let me know every particular Merch[ant]s name in Newcastle that Imployes you that I may take an opportunity to own their Kindness to you all here gives you their kind remembrance 

      I am allwayes Dear Jacke

      Your most affect[ionate] father

For Mr John Blacket Merch[an]t in Rotterdam

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