Letter – Edward Blackett to Mrs Gray – 8 Feb 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Feb 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Mrs Gray
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Feb 8

Good Mrs Gray

      I’me very sorry to hear you continue so Ill of your Cold I would advise you by all means to come to Newby & stay 4 or 5 months for if you Continue at yorke you’l soon be past recovery so you had best take my advice in time

      If Mr Geldart have any Extrordionary good <Pille> Sturgeon I desire you will buy me a Cagg but may tast[e] it first that it be not salt if it be do not meddle with it,

      If there be any Extrordionary good red herrings in Town Pray send me by the bearer 3 penniworth if I like them shall send for a hundred or 2 this lent

      with my service to Mr Gray I am

      Your assured freind to serve you


my wife will write you by the bearer so pray take rec[eip]ts for w[ha]t you pay have paid your Kinsman & have made a bargaine with him for some painting

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