Letter – Edward Blackett to Mr Oxley – 2 Apr 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Apr 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Mr Oxley
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Mr Oxley

      on Tuesday last I was taken with a very Extrao[rdinary] trembling as If I had been in a high Ague & such a Diziness in my head that I could not stand upon my legs which made my wife send Imediately for Doctor Chambers but before he came it went very much of the next Morning he sent me a Little bottle to be taken 2 Mornings & should give me a stool at noon which accordingly it did tis the very same purge you usd to give me only a less Quantity he sent me likewise a bottle of Spirit of Lavandar so many drops of it to be dropt into my drink & a little box of powder which I do not know the name of for Strengthening my Stomach which all ready I find a great deal of good in as allso another little bottle of drops which I do not know the name of I hope in a very little time by gods blessing I shall be very well againe my daughter Bella is very much out of order so pray go down to my daughter Wises & let her blood & place your trouble in blooding of her to my Acct 

      I am Your Assured freind & servt
Undated but between 29th March and 6th April. 2nd April used here

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