Letter – Edward Blackett to William Millington – 18 Sep 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Sep 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Millington
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      18 Sept 1714

Honest Captain

	I am glad to perceive by yours that all the Family at Dunham are in good Health & that my dear little Mitty likes Dunham, Soe well, here are great Drinking in all our neighbouring Burrows <vizt> Rippon the Candidates are, Lord Castle Comer Mr Aislabie & Mr Sharpe – Knaresb[o]rough Mr Slingsby Mr Artlington & Mr Hitch, Al[d]brough, Lieutent Genll Stanhope, Mr Wentworth, & Mr Jessop, Burroughbridge Sr Bryan Stapylton & Mr Dunch

      Northallerton, Mr Turner, Mr Frankland & Mr Piers[e], Thirsk noe opposition, Yorke Sr Wm Robinson, Admeral Fairfax & Mr Jenkins in all these places where there is opposition & very much money spent their is Extravagant Drinking more than ever has been known in the memory of man, all this Family gives your self & Mrs Millington their kind Services, & believe me always  

      Your real Friend to Serve you

When you see Sr Samll Daniel give my Service to him
EB1 refers to him as Honest Captain.

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