Letter – Edward Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 5 May 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 May 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      May 5 1710

Dear Kitty,

      I Recd yrs of the29th and I perceive that yr uncle Bridges , Mr Gould & yr <parton> Relations are pleasd with the Articles and that yr uncle Br shewed them to Council and that he approved of them. so when they’re engrossed you must desire yr uncle bridges & Mr Gould to be <..skesses> to them. I have inclosd by this post to Mr Primate Bills for £1500 they are as good as Ready money in case you buy anything at Sales, which you may see by the Inclosd Lettr which immediately desire Mr Primate to peruse.

      You must now take care to be a good husband and take Mr Primate’s advice in all things that Concerns yr trade. I know he’ll be willing to Assist you & be Sure you always carry yr selfe very civilly to him. With my blessing to you I am yr most affect Father


Mr Chr Blacket at Mr Primates &c London

I charge you never to be bound for any many living for you had a nigh Relation who had a very real estate & was absolutely undone by it & another Relation you had who just Escaped being ruined very narrowly

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