Letter – Edward Blackett to Charles Tancred – 11 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 May 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Charles Tancred
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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May 11


      After an Ill Journey I hope you got well to town pray give Doctor Ratcliffs fee with my most humble service & acq[uain]t him that for six or seaven months past I have had a great Diziness in my head & shakeing in my hands & limbs & no manner of stomach which I beleive was Increasd by the death of a nigh relation I have been bleeded in the Hemorheid vaines which I found great benefit by have been severall times purgd with proper stom[ach] Medicines have taken the Peptick powder severall times in the day as allso Elixer sulphate & Comp[oun]d spir[i]t of Lavander frequently in white wine I now seldom drink any malt Liquor & have been vomited three times within this twelve months

      Pray desire the Doctor to Consider my Case & Inclose me his prescription what he thinks proper for me to take, Ime told that German Spaw water will be very proper for me so pray know of the Doctor whether it will be proper for me or not I am Sr

      Your obliged humble servt

To Mr Cha Tanckred Wollen Draper in Covent Garden

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