Letter – Edward Blackett to Edward Blackett – 9 Jan 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Jan 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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January 9 1710/11

Dear Nedde

      Am glad to perceive by yours of the 8th that Mr Aislabie has spoke to the Queen on your behalf I hope your next will acq[ain]t me that you have actually got a Commission which should be very glad to hear

      Am mighty sorry can give you no better Acc[oun]t of your dear Sister Blacket who I believe will not live over this day you may Imagine w[ha]t a great concerne both my dear wife & self are in for her god almighty prepare us all for our latter End for none of us all knows how soon it may be with my blessing to you I am

      Your most affect[ionate] father

you write on so thick coarse paper that your letter is allwayes chargd Double at the post house

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