Letter – Edward Blackett to Maria Blackett – 12 Aug 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Aug 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Maria Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      August 12 1710

D[ea]r Maria

I Rec[eive]d yours by Mr Smirk, I think it is now full time for you to come into the Countrey you know your meat & drink would not cost me much at Newby so there is about £55 a year thrown away by your liveing at another place so I would have you consider it, for the more you spend after this manner the less you are likely to have for your fortune I think your Landlord might very well find you with Coals paying him after the rate of £55 a year for your tables I have given your brother a bill & he will pay you £25 which you may pay your Landlord for your Quarters table Certainly you little Consider w[ha]t charge I am at yearly in maintaining all your brothers all also paying Interest for so great a sum as I raisd for your broth[er] Christ[opher] this all considered me thinks should make you have a Desire to come home with my blessing to you I am

      Your most affect[ionate] father

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