Letter – Edward Blackett to Shem Bridges – 24 Nov 1713

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Nov 1713
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Shem Bridges
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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								24 Novr. 1713.

      Am infinitely oblidged to you Dear Brother for your most ob kind letter of the 9th Instant, which was 15 dayes before it came to my hands.   otherwise had made my acknowledgements much sooner

      I must own my loss, (for the best of women, & best of wifes) is unexpressible - & your good advice at this time was very seasonable, but god knowes, my Spirritts are ver low – and one misfortune after another, in my Family, makes me very much worse, for I have had noe manner of Appetite for some months, besides am very much afraid of the Palsy for I cannot write my own name nor has not don it this long time, & <xx> can I cutt my own meat with out trouble, but must submitt to god almighty’s will, was advised to goe to the Bath, but considering the misfortune that happened there to one of my dearest relations, I would not think of it, soe have taken a very good house in Yorke for a term of years. & its soe nigh Newby that I can be at home in 3 or 4 hours at any time, & I hope resideing there & good Company may divert me.   All this familly are much your humble Servants & pray wch beleive me allways

                    Dearest Bror

		Yors most affectionately

To Shem Bridges Esqr. at Ember Court.
Shem Bridges was married to Edward Blackett’s sister Isabella.

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