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Dr <Brother> my Father Recd yr letter but is so much concerned for the death of my poor Lady, who Died last wednesday in the afternoon at 4 a Clock, tht he ordered me to write you, he is very glad tht yr wife is safely brought to bed & wishes you both much comfort of him, he gives you both his blessing and his service to all Relations I am yr
Recipient is assumed to be Edward’s son, Christopher (Kitt), judging by the reference to his wife being ‘brought safely to bed’, being the second similar reference in the letter book to his wife’s pregnancy. Since he was addressed as Dear Brother, the letter would have been written by one of Edward’s other children, almost certainly John, who was living at Newby at that time. Dated between 9th and 13th. 9th used here.