Letter – Edward Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 3 Jul 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Jul 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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Dr Kitty

      The Picture for my Ld Warrington is shipt in John Cock who sailed yesterday directly from York to London, it had been much better if you had not shipt the Picture in Caleb Rich because he unloads at hull, but Stay’d till you had an opportunity of shipping it in a Vessel directly for York, however I hope it will come safe to hand, when you Receive the Picture Send it to my Ld Warrington but must take nothing for freight or porteridge

      My Ld would be very glad to see you at his house in the hay Market, & if you went & gave my Service to him when the Picture was delivered it wd do mighty well,

      I had a letter the last post in 5 weeks from the Capt at Boston, who had Recd his ordrs to come to Engld wth all possible speed so I doubt not but in 14 or 20 days but he will arrive in Engld, acqt me whether your Sister Recd any letters lately from him, I believe it is Mr Smirk who delivers the letter to her, let me know when your brother Savill is Expected or whether he returns wth Capt wth my blessing to your Self Wife & God Son I am Your affet Father


Should be glad to hear your Br. had my Debt wch was ow’d me by Sr Nall Johnson

faile not to answer this letter by the very first post as also the price currt of lead from a good hand for has thoughts of sending 6 or 700 p[iece]s
EB1’s son (1687-1764) Kitty is EB’s nickname for Christopher. Married Jane Saville 1712 in Walthamstow. Buried at St Martin’s in the Field, London.

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