letter – John Blackett to Maria Blackett – 16 Oct 1713

Document Type: letter
Date: 16 Oct 1713
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Maria Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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Sis Maria	16 Octobr 

The great affliction tht this family Especially my Father are in, for the death of my poor Lady is in Expressible, so be order me to acquaint you that he Recd yr letter, if it had pleased God tht my lady had lived we all designed to have gone to Yorke at martinmass, for we had taken mrs Cuthbertsons house & bought furniture for it about 4 or 5 day before my Ladys death, not thinking in the least of her death, Go almighty prepare us all for our latter End, none knows how soon it may be our faite, my Father give you his blessing & Service to all friends wth my Service to you I am
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