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York 3 March 1713/4 Dr. Sr. My Father order’d me to acqt. you that my Brother Blacket after a long indisposition of health Dyed last Week, he has not been likely to live for Some Years by past, he only left one Daughtr. who is one of the finest Childn. In Engld., She is going to be Educated undr. My L. Warrington’s care, he has onely one daughr. Lady who is about Missys Age, my Father has Some thoughts of going to the bath this Spring, & designs to Waite on you before his return, he gives you his most Humbe. Service & would be very glad to hear of yr. good health, all all this are much yr. humbe. Servt. & pray believe me to be Sr. yr. <..> dutyfull Nephew
The letter is written by one of Edward Blackett’s sons, presumably John, who was with his father at Newby and York. Missy is the daughter of William Blackett, whose death the letter reports on.