Letter – Edward Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 22 Apr 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Apr 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dear Kitte

      I rec[eive]d yours of the 6th with the particulars of the Charges of the small parcels you sent me down I Expected them here on Tuesday last but he told my servt he had nothing for me so upon rec[eip]t of this letter order your servt to go to the Warehouse & perhaps he may find them unsent away & may be kept there till Simpsons returne so the Oranges may be all spoild by the Cariers neglect when you send any goods hereafter you should order your servt allways to see them packd otherways they often lie till the same Carrier returne if he have loading Enough thats more Considerable Acq[uain]t me the Cariers name that you send the other small parcels by I think the Pistatia nutts is Extreeme dear of 4s I though[t] you told me you had a freind that dealt in thes[e] nutts that you could by pretty reasonable Know of your sisters whether your Cosen Blacket own his marriage or not & acq[ain]t me with my blessing to you  I am

      Your most Affect[ionate] father
Undated but between 19th and 25th April. 22nd used here

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