Letter – Edward Blackett to Mr Lowther – 22 Dec 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Dec 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Mr Lowther
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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Mr Cowther 								22 Xbr


      I gave you the trouble of a letter as also one inclosed to Mr Lodge wch I doubt did not come to hand by reason I have heard nothing from you Since I believe my Sudden journey to london surprises you & Mr Lodge both, as well as my Self but it is unavoidable, About 8 m[onths] ago I got a decree in Chancery against Sr John Delaval for nigh £15000 & in case that Summ was not pd me the latter End of this month or the begining of the next he was to be foreclosed & the Estate of Seaton delaval absolutely my own, so the post before I writ my last I had a letter from the agent in chancery not to faile to be in town, the latter End of this month or the begining of the next, for he was told by Sr Johns Solliciter that the monys would be ready, & paid according th the order of the Court

      I believe my Son told you that he must of necessaty be at London soon after he was at your house, for he had not got his Accts passd by the Commissioners for the charge of his ship for 2 years in the W Indies, wch comes to a good great Summ of monys, so his presence there is highly necessary for the quick displ of that concern, I hope Mrs Savill will not take it ill when she hears the reasons of our sudden journey wch is absolutely necessary, & as soon as we return I do not question but to give Mrs Savill all the Satisfaction she can reasonable desire both to the jointure & settlement wth my Sons Service & mine to your Self & Mrs Lowther I am

	Sr your mt obligd Humbl Serrvt

Pray make our mt humbl Services acceptable to Mrs Saville & her daughter 

Mr Lodge

      The inclosed I desire you will read, seal, & send by a carefull hand 

      I continue my resolution to begin my journey on mondy, & pray favr me wth a line directing to be left at Mr C[hristopher] Bl[acket] at the White hart on bread street hill, as soon as I come to Londn you shall know where I lodge, if you want anything that Newby affords it is your own fault, for I am 

		Your Reall friend & servt

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