Letter – Edward Blackett to Diana Blackett – 6 Jul 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jul 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Diana Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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Newby July 6 1715

My Dearest little Mitty

      As I returned from the bath, I fell very dangerously ill upon the road, & was obliged to stay there ten or twelve days, before I was able to begin my Journey, Did continue much out of order for some time, I thank God I am at present pretty well tho not so well as I could desire, I hope a little time will set me to rights again

      I have given the Capt forty sixpences for you, wch will last you playing at Cards for along time, we never dervert ourselves at Cards in this Country till winter for in Somer there are other devercions proper & for young Ladyes, with my best Service to my Lady & Lady Mary & Blessing to my Dear little mitty I am Your most affectond


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