letter – John Blackett to Henry Stephenson – 23 Oct 1713

Document Type: letter
Date: 23 Oct 1713
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Henry Stephenson
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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mr Stephenson							23 Octobr 1713

      my father perceives that you disigne for Chester next Week he desires that you will give his humbe srvice to my poor ladys kinswomen they are informed of it before this, however he desires tht you will go wth his service to thm all & acquaint thm how great Concern it is for my Father to loose the best of women & the best of Wifes he heartily wishe you a good journey –

      we have had here a great plenty of water & Continues so, we much wondr tht neither you nor mr gouland haith sent up a boat or two load of coals before this according to his desire, pray do it if possible you can before you go for the ways are pritty good for leading of thm nor we much nor mush rely upon mr gouland
Presumably by son John

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