Letter – Edward Blackett to Diana Blackett – 6 Aug 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Aug 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Diana Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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My Dear Jewel

I perceive by your letter that you are finely divered [possibly diverted] by 2 Rush bearings, I own I ne<ver> see any, , but I have often heard your Dear Grand Mama Speak of them, I have in <……> you the diversions w[hi]ch has been lately at [missing word – York?] where there was the greatest concurs of <……> that Ever was Seen at any horse cours<e  Yr> Cousin Sr Wm Blackett got one o[f] <……> with much Ease, & would have g<…> another, but that the rider his Jockey <……> not guide the horse, all our humb<le  ……> to my L: Ludy and Lady Mary w[i]th <……> bl[essi]ng f[o]r my Dear Little Mitty
a later letter gave the date of this as 6th August

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