Letter – Nicholas Roberts to John Blackett – 16 Dec 1740

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Dec 1740
Correspondent: Nicholas Roberts
Recipient: John Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 260 2
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      Decr. 16th 1740


S[i]r Edward orders me by Mr. Bowes to Enquire after your health this very Extream Cold Weather, the snow is I think Deeper than any time last year and the Frost as Severe, we have a Scarcity of <Fother> and have a whole Troop of Dragoons Quartered here which is very heavy upon our Poor ale house Keepers, S[i]r Ed[war]d has had the Gout in his right hand Sometime, my mother has had some slight attacks but I hope they will Escape a Bad fit., When Mr Bowes agreed with S[i]r Edward about the Farm as Whitshields Lowes was to lead all materials which you were to find and the workmanship in laying on, and he was to keep all the Thatch’d Houses in Repair at his own Expence. There was no mention made of wood but as that is a material it is to be found, not that Mr Lowes is to take wood at will, I write this by S[i]r Edward’s Direction, who with my Mother and Wife Desires services to you and all our Rippon Friends

I am S[i]r Your most humb[le] Serv[an]t

N Roberts

[on verso:] To 

John Blackett Esq / At/ Newby

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