Letter – Edward Blackett to John Erasmus Blackett – 10 Feb 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Feb 1777
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 231
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Great Russell St

Feby 10th 1777

Dear Brother

      I came to Town this morning; I am sorry to tell you that I hear there is no hope of Sr Walter Blackett recovery; I was at his house at three o clock, He sees nobody; Mrs Darwin told me Sr John Pringle gave no hope this morning; Mr Darwin told me that he had sent an Express to Sir John Trevelian; I told him I thought he should have sent one likewise to Mr Trevelian, he sd he had consulted Sr Mattw Ridley and he thought there was no occasion. I shall know what the Physicians think tonight. I am Dear Brother

		yours most affectionately

			E Blackett

I have just been at Mr Boswells, to acquaint them wth Sr Walter Blacketts Illness, as I suspected that they knew nothing of it; they had not heard of it, & express'd themselves much obliged to me; I told them if they had not been in Town I would have wrote to Sir Thos Wentworth: for surely it is an attention that ought to be paid to him.

	Ten o' clock

		Sr W is much the same

		Sr J. T. is not come

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