Letter – Edward Blackett to Sampson Smirke – 10 Oct 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Oct 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Sampson Smirke
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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	I reced a Letter abt 10 days agoe from Mr Jackson dated the 20th July from Boston New England, who writ me that my Son was out of Health but he hop’d a little time would sett him right again, I perceive this day by yours to my son John that Mr Jackson gave you an Account [struck out: ‘of my Sons not Haveing his Health’] date the 4 Augt from piscattaway River newengland that the Captain was very much out of Health, & that his stay their might prove fatall, So I have writ to Mr Aislabie to desire the Admeralty to recall the ship home, wch I know will be granted upon the least Request he makes to them, upon the recept of my Letter from Mr Jackson I gave Mr Aislabie an Acct of the Captains Illness who writ me that he wou’d Speak to the Admeralty to send for the Ship Home, wch I do not in the least question but will be done wth all possible speed, pray receive your moneys of my son Kitt, for the Cloth you sent my Son John, I desir’d you to when you was in the Country, to receive it as soon as you sent down the Cloth, wch I take Ill you did not pray Acquaint me if you can by know by wch Ship your Letter came from new England & you’l oblige

	Your Assured Friend to Serve you

For Mr Smirk

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