Letter – Edward Blackett to Captain Millington – 30 Nov 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Nov 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Captain Millington
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      Newby 30 Novr 1714 

Honest Capt 

      I am glad to perceive by yours that mr Booth wil be Chosen as one of yr Knights for your County without much charge or opposition tis in this County much otherwise for there are severall of my neighbouring boroughs that will Cost the Candidates 1000 a man at the least So you may Imagine that they sing o bejoy <for> both day & night as for my own part  I have not being two miles from newby but once since my horses came out of Cheshire I am in hopes that three of them will prove very servicable again and shall buy other three against I goe to York which will not be till  the latter End of January In case all our Elections be over at that time I thank God I have my health very well but that I cannot walk above 4 length of the Tarraswalk without a Chair to rest me in I pass the long nights very well having Constantly Company to divert me Inclosed I have sent my dear little mitty asong to divert her the she knows the tune very well & I hope it will divert you all with my Blessing to my Dearest mitty and Service to your Self and Mrs Millington  I am

      Your assured FriendAnd Servt 


I sorry to hear that Cocking Sorrel is put to the Cart

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