Letter – Edward Blackett to Diana Blackett – 18 Sep 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Sep 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Diana Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      18 Sept 1714

My Dearest Mitty

	Having so good an Opportunity, I desir’d the Bearer, to call at Dunham to see you & at his return will acquaint me how you have your Health, & wheither you are grown any taller or not, I hope you reced my last letter dated the 12th & Franckt by your Cozen Sr Wm Blacket, I hope in a little time you’l be a fine Horse woman, for I perceive by the last Letter, that you can Ride double, & in a little time I hope you’l Learn to Ride Single, & then a Jurney to Newby will be a pleasure to you, I have not heard from your Uncle the Captain this many Months, I hope he will be in England the latter end of next Summer, & then he shall be sure to goe to Dunham to see little Mitty your Uncle John, & your Aunt, gives you their kind remembrance, wth all our Humble Services to my Lady, & Lady Mary, wth my Blessing to you I am

      Your most Affectionate Granpapa
1704 – 1737. Daughter of William, EB1’s son and his wife Diana Delaval.  Known by her grandfather as Mitty or Missy or Jewell.  To be educated by Lord Warrington after her father’s death.

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