Letter – Edward Blackett to Maria Blackett – 26 Dec 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Dec 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Maria Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dear Maria                         							Decembr   26 1709 

      I Recd yrs of the 16th as also a letr from Mrs Bewick which you have Inclos’d, you’ll perceive by it that she has agreed after the <Reste> for £55 a year, which is much more than I thought to have given, however seeing you have so great a mind to it, and being but for six months, am Satisfy’d, you need not come to Newby in yr Journey to Yorke, but you must take care to take places in the London Coach for Monday Such a day of the Month, and then you may rest all Sunday in Yorke. Mr Speight and Mr Croft will take you places three weekes before you leave Newcastle, so then you may be sure of them when you come to Yorke, the best way will be for to take the Yorke Coach on a Thursday, so you’ll be at Yorke on Sunday night, Give my service to Mr Brumell he’ll have time enough to inquire you out a ship for yr maid and Cloaths to go in, lett them go with Convoy & there’s no Manner of Danger, Give my Service to my Coz Simpson & Coz Wilkinson & let me know how the two Rolls of Brawn prov’d, I am afraid they were not well Roll’d tho’ I believe they’ll keep no worse for it, tho’ not look so well.   With my Blessing to you both   

      I am  yr most Affect Father

Mrs Maria Blackett Newcastle

Shall expect a Letr from you by fryday nights post and what you learn of my Lady Blacket

Lett me know what estate Mr Rogers left and where his Son is, and whether he was indebted any great Sum at his death 

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