Letter – John Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 15 Jul 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jul 1714
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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      Newby the 16 July 1714

D[ea]r Brother

Inclosed I send you three bills, one for £90 drawn the 15 of June, by Wm Godfroy upon himself at thirty days after date wch is already due, one for £50 drawn the 10 July by Lyon & Colpitts upon Madm Sarah Shallett & Comp at twenty four days after date & one for £56 drawn the 13 July by P. Bernardeau upon Mr Thomas York at twenty four days after date, pray take care to get the bills accepted & Receive them when due & place the same to my Fathers Acct, you must buy half a hund[re]d weight of the very best block tin, such as you sent last (like Ice Sickles) & put it aboard some Ship for Hull & direct it for Mr Ja. Scott Crane Master of York, by the first post pray own the Receipt of this letter & bills, wth my Service yr Self Sister & Mrs Savill. I am 

My Father wondrs you do not acqt him if you have Recd the money of Char Horton & also what is become of him
Neither is named, through reference to the Savilles indicate the recipient was Christopher. John frequently wrote on his father’s behalf so is assumed to have been the writer

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