Letter – Edward Blackett to Mrs Gray – 28 Apr 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Apr 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Mrs Gray
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Apr 28

Good Mrs Gray

      I perceive by your Letter that Mrs Weddall is unwilling to table any but young Ladies

      I beleive Mr Wickham has the Key of Sr Hen Goodricks house p[er]haps hel be unwilling to let us come to it before he hear from Sr Henry you may tell him it is only for a Week & we shall bring our own Linnen & not use any manner of their goods Excepting beds & shall have our meat from the Cooks If you find that Mr Wickham is least unwilling I would by no means make use of the house you may Acq[uain]t him that youl hire one to make it clean when we come out of it & that youl lock the door & returne him the Key againe If we can<d> have that house I know we may have Mr Gowlands where we were when we were last in town you know it will be but for a Week so it is not much matter where we be with my service to your self & Mr Gray I am

      Your assured freind & servt

I have sent to <Carrow>  for <2> dozen of  Piggeon if the post boy can Carry them

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