Letter – Edward Blackett to Edward Blackett – 16 Mar 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Mar 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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March 16

Dear Nedde

      I rec[eive]d your Letter this morning Alderman Lister is now with me who Declares to me that he has no moneys but as much as will Car[r]y on his own trade about a year or two agoe he bought a Considerable purchase of Land & about a month agoe has bought the house & shop he lives in at Ripon of Mrs Gill so he cant possibly spare any moneys If your sister Maria speak to the Bishop of Ely lady to know of any Lord if he have £300 to put out its ten to one but hel lend it you & Ile be bound with you for it, for after you have signd the bond tis but Inclose in it to me & shall signe it here & returne it so acq[ain]t your sister with What I write with my blessing to you I am

      Your most affect[ionate] father
The Bishop of Ely’s lady was EB’s sister-in-law Dorothy Barnes, once married to brother Michael

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