Letter – Edward Blackett to John Blackett – 30 Jul 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Jul 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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      30 July 1714

Dear Jacky

	I perceive by yors that there’s a Coachman in Yorke out of place, let me know by the first post, his name where he was Borne. & what several Gentlemen he has Lived with all & how many years he has been a Coachman, as also his age, & wheither he be a Lusty good Like fellow or not, for none but such a one will please me, & then shall give you my thoughts of him, give my Service to Mr Mashrother & tell him that Mr Taylor of fouforther Spoke to my Servt <Parce/Parie> & desir’d he might have the manure, & he wou’d give him something for it, & or wou’d order porters to Bring it to the Back door & he wou’d send his draughts for it, Soe desire Mr Mashrother to let him know that he may have it, only I wou’d have as much manure left at the Bottom as will manure the Borders in the Yard, where the wilde <Sena> Trees Grows, Give my Service to Mr Scott Crain Master, & acquaint him that I have sent several old Rainges in a Cask, & that I desire he’l agree for a Sledge & one horse to Carry them into Conney Street to Mr Banks, who doe you give a Charge to get them done wth all Expedition, as they ought to be for we use fires always here in Rainy weather, I shall send them down in Millby Boat on Monday as alsoe a Runlett wch order Ned Gray to fill it wth his very Best vinegar, desire Doctor present to Buy me £1 of Cream of Tartar, besure fail not to write me every post, Soe long as you stay wth my Blessing to you all & service to my nephew Blackett 

I am

	Yor most affectionate Father
Son John was sometimes known as Jack or Jacky, and was evidently in York

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