Letter – Edward Blackett to John Blackett – 8 Nov 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Nov 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Oct 8

Dear Jacke

      I rec[eiv]ed yours on the 4 which surprisd me very much I would not by any means have you to have the least thoughts of marriage till you have many more years on yr back & be in a Condition to Maintaine a wife tis true w[ha]t you write me that you are but the 3d son but if you consider the Idle life your Elder brother lives & the hazard your second brother runs at sea, that in all probabillity you will Heir the Estate so I charge you upon my blessing to observe my Commands

      I have no news to write you but that your Cosen Alderm[a]n Eden of Newcastle died last Saturday & that your Cosen blacket & Mr Wrightson are Chosen parliam[en]t men for that town Mr Aislaby gives you his service & has promisd to make your brother ned a Capt who goes to London this next week with him give my service to Mr Van meel & in your next letter Accq[uain]t me whether he rec[eive]d a letter from me lately about a horse with my blessing to you I am

      Your most affect[ionate] father
The letter is dated 8th October, but it must have been November

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