Letter – Edward Blackett to Robert Fairfax – 14 Nov 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Nov 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Robert Fairfax
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      14 No: 1714

Dear Sr 

      Am very Glad to perceive by yrs tht you Enjoy yr Health so well Considering you must be in a daly Hurry for my own part, I have not been very well, never since I lost my dear Wife, but I hope my wintering in Yorke, & following my doctors advice, may receive benifitt by thm I cannot walk above 50 yards in the Garden, but must have a Chair sett by mem for walking though it be but little, brings me such pain in my Back, tht I am not able to stand, but as soon as I sitt down in my Chair, am at ease, I have taken care of the few votes that are abt Ripon, & some likewise at Yorke tht will vote for you & Sr Wm Robinson, all this Family gives you their Humble Service, & Heartily wisheth you success & pray believe me always

      Most Affectionately Yrs 

For Robt Fairfax Esqr at his House in Yorke

I cannot think of a properer House for you in Yorke, thn mr Bolderoes In Case it be not Lett, Am Glad to hear by mr Lodge who was wth me the other day, tht all our Friends in Leeds are Intirely yrs 

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