Letter – Edward Blackett to Mrs Gray – 11 Mar 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Mar 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Mrs Gray
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Good Mrs Gray                           					March 11   1709/10 

      I must now tell you that the Coachman I gott last proves as idle a drunken fellow as any I had before, but whether he was of yr Recommending or not I cannot well remember, pray desire Mr Gray to inquire me out a good Coachman, I would have him a lusty good like fellow unmarried and one that understands his business & a sober Man, I have been so often mistaken in my Coachmen that I almost despair of ever having one to my mind, tell yr husband I’ll not pay him for his wine unless he come to Newby, and if he has any Montaign White or Lisbon White lett him bring a pint bottle of Each in his pocket   With my Service to you both I am  yr most Assured friend to Serve you

Mrs Gray

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