Letter – Diana Deleval to Edward Blackett – 4 Jul 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Jul 1710
Correspondent: Diana Deleval
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Newby July the 4 1710

Dear Brother

My father is mighty angry with you that he does not hear from you every post tho’ it be but too lines as he order’d you he tels me that his command was in several of his letters to you that in case Mr Aislabe & Mr Burshet could not Immediately get you a lieutenancy you shu’d take the very first Coach either to york or Wakefield & assoon as he heard the day you would take Coach he would send horses to meet you at one of these places & since he has not heard from you you which makes him very angry you must be sure to take great care not to Disoblige so kind a father for I know if you carry your self well to please him he will be kind to you with my kind love to you & service to Mr Smirk

      I am your most affectionate sister
writer unknown, but she was evidently at Newby, which presumably rules out Maria or Alethia. It was possibly from EB’s step-daughter and daughter-in-law Diana (1686-1711), married to his son William, for she lived at Newby, and that assumption is made here.

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