Letter – Edward Blackett to William Norton – 3 Jan 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Jan 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Norton
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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Sr						3 Janry 1713/14

I have well considered the discourse you & I had yesterday concerning your Son & my daughter, am positively resolved never to marry any of my daughters without a Settlement suitable to the small Fortune I give them according to the Custom of the Country   If I should doe otherwise would be blamed by all my Freinds & relations.  its what I know believe you would not doe yor self  you are sencible a tradesman ought to have a considerable Stock.   soe in my opinion the Match you propounded, will be to neither of their advantadges, soe I wish hope you will have noe more thoughts of it & I desire it may not break any Freindship betwixt us & pray beleive me allways

      Sr Your most affectionate Kinsman & faithfull humble Servt.

To Wm Norton Esqr

The daughter in question is Isabella (Bella), who did still marry William Norton Junior.

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