Letter – Edward Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 18 Apr 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Apr 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      April 18

Dr Kitty,

Mr Marshall was with me the other day, and told me that you would willingly have a servt out of Yorkshire that understood weighing & making up of small parcells. I have upon inquiry found out such a man. You know his father, tis John Yeats son of Skelton and fit both able and willing to be bond in a great sum for his honesty. I know he’d be willing to come for about six pounds or 6 guineas a year provided you find him meat drin k washing &c he has at least that wages in a grocers shop in this County. I am sure you cannot be bettr furnishd with such a careful servt. He writes a good plain hand which will be well understood upon p’cells, besides he’ll be a good gracefull man in yr shop and may be trusted with untilld Gold, so let me know by the first post if you approve of this for he may have severall masters but had rather serve you upon my acct than any other and require less wages . with my service to Mr Primate and blessing to you I am yr most affect father

Mr Chris Blacket

I know of yr sisters what yr bro Nedd did with my <…..>, for yr uncle Yorke did leave it at Mrs Cuthbertsons. <yr> Sister Maria writ me Mr Marshall is gone from there & designs to be in Town on Tuesday next, and will give you a further acct of Jn Yeates son

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