Letter – Edward Blackett to Robert Booth – 3 Dec 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Dec 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Robert Booth
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Dec 3

Dear S[i]r

      I had answerd your letter before this but been in such a Concerne here upon the acct of my Dear Daughter Blackets weak and Dangerous condition the Docters for some Dayes thought she could not possibly have lived but god be thankd she got 2 nights good rest & is much better & the Docters hope she is past Danger tho most people thinke she is in a Consumption & will require better advice then this Countrey affords so in the spring my wife Designes to goe with hir to London & there consult w[ha]t is best to be done with hir

      Am sorry the great glorious actions done by the noble Duke should be so soon forgot in our own Nation we are a sort of ungratefull people & never satisfied when we are well I heartily wish that he that commands in his room may have the same success tho I very much Question it for the Allies will trust the command of their forces to none but to the best General in Europe the Duke of M my wife & Daughter Blacket gives you their humble service & pray beleive me dear S[i]r

      Most affect[ionately] your

For the Honourable Mr Boothe Dean of Bristol at the bell & Dragon near old Toms Coffee house London

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