letter – John Blackett to Isabel Blackett – 11 Sep 1713

Document Type: letter
Date: 11 Sep 1713
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Isabel Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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Dr Sister Bella

my father ordered me to acquaint you tht he Recd yr letter & is very Sorry for Cousin Norton’s misfortune, he has Sent the bearer on purpose to see him, he is very well pleased you have agreed wth the Washer Woman for mending, clearing, & washing tht linnen & she shall be paid quarterly as she desires my fathers leg is almost perfectly well, he send you his blessing & his service to Cousin Norton & his Family & believe me

      yr affect Brother
Written to his sister, Bella, this appears to be composed by Edward Blackett’s son, John, who was living at home with his parents at that time.

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