Letter – Edward Blackett to Diana Blackett – 21 Dec 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Dec 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Diana Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      Newby xbr 21 1714

My Dearest Dear Mitty

      I wonder I have not heard from you since I sent you the fine song, as also the tune, inclosed in the Capts letter, I desire to know by the first post, whether you have read it or not, I have heard you sing the Tune very often, it is to all you Ladyes now at land,

      all this Family and severall of our neighbours will be very merrey this day at newby being St Thomases Day & my dear little mitty’s birth day, I doubt you have forgot it at dunham but I beleive mrs Millington would put you in minde of it with my Service to the Capt & his Spouse & blessing to my Dearest mitty I am

      your most affectioned Granpapa

You must allways give my most humble Service to my Lard his Lady Y lady marry

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