Letter – Edward Blackett to William Millington – 3 Sep 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Sep 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Millington
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Sept 3

Honest Capt

      I have sent you by the bearer 2 young heffers they are both bulld so I hope they will bring you too fine Calves so in a little time I hope youl be as famous for a fine breed in Cheshire as I am in Yorkshire 

      there are great Interest makeing all over the nation for Parliam[en]t men tho some are of opinion that we shall not have a new Parliam[en]t this year

      I have no news from home to write you but that the major [mayor] of Ripon made an Extrordionary great Entertainm[en]t for a week together I sent him one of the Largest sheep that ever was seen in this Country his four Quarters weighed Each 40 lb p[er] Quart[er] & his hind  Q[uarter]s 35 none will believe it but them that saw him weighed all this family gives their services to your self & Mrs Millington and believe me allwayes

      Your Real friend to serve you

pray make my humble service acceptable to my lord Warrington

For Capt Millington at Dunham Town

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