Letter – Edward Blackett to Mr Saville – 8 Mar 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Mar 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Mr Saville
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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York 8 March 1715

Mr Savill D[ea]r Sr

I am mightily Surprised to hear the report wch has been in this country for some time, wch I would not give any credit to, but now my Son Chris being in the countrey & inquiring of him about it tells me the same report is at London, that is of an intreague betwixt my Son the Capt & their daughter Malle, wch concerns me very much, I know you have so good a Character that I cannot believe you even had the least knowledge of it, & I do protest before God Almighty that if any such thing should happen, I never will give him one farthing of the Estate, nor never see his face more, pray read this letter to your daughter, & tell her, that I wish her much better than to see her miserable wch she may depend upon will be if she marry the Capt, & besides that, it will break all friendships betwixt our familys, wch would likewise be a great trouble to me, I hope your good advice to your daughter, though she have any such thoughts will [struck out: ‘satisfy her’] convince her that it is by no manner of means to be thought off, & not to refuse a conven[ien]t [struck out: ‘& proper’] match, wch you think proper for her to accept off, wth my most humble Service to yourself, Sister Savill, & the rest of your family, & pray believe me always

	Sr your Most Affect Brother & faithfull humbl Servt

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