Letter – Edward Blackett to Matthew Crawford – 2 Aug 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Aug 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Crawford
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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Mr Crawford

      I perceive by yours of the 25th that Mr Marriet has so much business that he cannot undertake any more at present, I hear he is a very drinking man & dare not very well go abroad for debt, I have no manner of occasion for a groom having one that has lived wth me 8 or ten years, if you could light of a tall lusty good like man for a Coach man, & has been used to drive 6 horses, & a very sober man that will not be drunk at any time will be much obligd to you if you could inquire me out such a Servt

      As for them Commissioners whose names you have sent me, I have not the good fortune to be acquainted wth any one of them if I had should do you all the Service in my power, pray make let me have a line some times at your leisure from you, & you will oblige

	Sr your assured Fd to Serve you 

When you see Mr or Mrs Barnes give my Service to them

To Mr Mathew Crawford one of the officers of leather at Worksop in Nottinghamshire
undated but between 2 & 8 August. 2nd used here.

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