Letter – Edward Blackett to William Millington – 31 Aug 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 Aug 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Millington
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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Honest Capt Milington  						31 Augt

The above sd[said] is a Coppy of my last, Having Heard nothing from you since I doubt it did not come to your Hand this day I sent my Brewer with the goods to Leeds, & desired A Merchant their to see them weighed at Manchester, there is not any thing taken Out of the boxes, only perceive the Cook took-2-stew pans & -2 little sauce pans, the rest of the things which was in the great Box was put into two le[rest of line missing, possibly something like ‘little boxes for the’] Carrier [rest of line missing] Safe to [rest of line missing] Conveniently you can [rest of line missing] Good Gardiner from Mr Shaw or not I [word missing] have a very Experienced man I doe not value what age he is provided he be a single man, pray give my Humble Service to my Lord & his family with my Blessing to my Dear little Mitty, I am

      Your real ffriend to Serve you

your friend Mr Aislabie [?]tis thought will certainly be Speaker the next session of parliam[en]t

I inclosed to my Lord, the 24th past, a Coppy of a Deed which I hope came safe to his Hand, my service to your wife, & Mr Shaw, & let me have a line by the first post,

[in a different and crude hand & as if practicing for a separate letter:]

      Your real frend to serve you / E Blackett

      your assured frend to serve you / man of words

William Nortan

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