Letter – Diana Blackett to Mrs Gray – 19 Nov 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Nov 1709
Correspondent: Diana Blackett
Recipient: Mrs Gray
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Good Mrs Gray      							Nov 19

      Am sorry you cannot possibly light of a bushell or two of pearmains, pray make inquiry again for I hear there are some brought to Yorke markets constantly,    Sir Edward gives his service to you and Mr Gray and bid me tell you that he did not at all take it ill that you sent him some portugall snuff, but he having at this time two pounds of the same snuff and that it will be spoiled before it be taken, was the reason of his sending it back to you,  you told him when you were here that you Expected some Brasil snuff from Portugale and if it came safe and was good he would buy a quantity of you, tis a very dear Snuff as is sold for 50<s> a pound, and most of it that comes to England is sent from Portugal.  I thank you for the two Cheeses   I wish the post boy bring them carefully   Sir Edward will Send you a Roll of Brawn against Xtmas so you need not buy one.   With my service to you both    I am 

      yr Assrd friend    DB

For Mrs Gray

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