Letter – Edward Blackett to William Forster – 29 Mar 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Mar 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Forster
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Mr. Forster							March 29 1710

      I Rec’d yours of the 25 as also two Lettrs. of the same Date from my Nephew as appears by the Stamp of the post office, tho he alter’d the Date of one of them. Inclos’d I Send you the Lettr. wch I Rec’d from his mother so he cannot Expect any thing there, in case he go into the East Indies I writ him to desire you to pay him Ten pounds, and to take his Rect. for the money, and inclose it to Mr Wilkinson and my Steward will pay Him the moneys, but without his Rect. Nothing will be paid, As for what money is in Arrear to him, when he was a Soldi[er] the Agent of the Regiment 1/4 part of the Sum he’ll pay him ready money for it So that will Equip him to his own Satisfaction I would very gladly know the Reason why he left the Army, for he had a good post, and I doubt not but in a little time, if he had continued, friends would have been made to have gott him a Capts Commission give my kind Remembrance to him, heartily wishing him prosperity and a good Voyage,

      your Assured friend to serve you

Mr. Wm. Forster att Mr Childs in Love lane &c
The nephew referred to the son of his sister Christian Mitford; see postscript to letter to Mewburne of 30th March

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