Letter – Edward Blackett to Maria Blackett – 5 Jan 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Jan 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Maria Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Newby the 5th January 1710/11

Dear Maria

      I perceive by yours that my Nephew Blacket has forgott, which of the Seales I would have the impression off, its the seal where the coat is raised & not flatt, which is upon his fathers gold toothpick Case, order your Bro[ther] the Cap[tain] to gett 3 or four good impressions of it upon fine wax, & give it to Mr Sharp & he will gett it cutt on Crystall for me

      You write me that my Lady Blacket visitts you, but you doe <not> say whether she sent you any gloves at her marraidge, acquaint me if my Lady has made a bargain with her son for her house and furniture at New Castle for her life, which he told me he was ab[ou]t agreeing with for, Is it not yett known for certain whether my Nephew be marryed or not, and what children she has had & how many liveing, and if they live publickly together

      When you see my Lady Brown give my service to her & my Lord of Ely, your poor Sister Blacket is soe dangerously ill, that all people are of opinion she cannot live long, we have sent her Case to the two of the most eminent Phisicians of London, who are both of the same opinion, and am afraid that her Death will much shorten my wifes days with my blessing to you both I am

      Your most affect[ionate] father

Miss Maria Blacket	Mr Bridges

I wonder Mr Aislabie has not gott your Brother a ship long before this be sure you faile not to write me by next post

Tell your Brother that if Mr Sharp thinks another couller better then Crystall to use his own discretion
Lady Brown was EB’s sister-in-law Dorothy Barnes, married to his brother Michael who died in 1683

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