Letter – Edward Blackett to George Booth – 13 Mar 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Mar 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: George Booth
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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My Ld

      am infinately obliged to yr. Lordship for yr. kind wishes to my self & Family, I must own the greatest comfort I have now is my D[ea]r. little Missy, who is as fine & as witty a child as is in the Nation, & I doubt not when your Lordship is acquainted wth. her, but you will be of my opinion.

      I must now troubl. yr. Lordship wth. my affair wth. Sr. Jno. Delavall, I have got a Commission to sit in York the first of April, he puts me to all the trouble & charge immaginable Viz to prove my late D[ea]r. Wifes Settlmt., my daughter Blackets, birth, as also her marriage, wch. he knows very well can easily be proved, I hear there is onely one writness now liveing, that can prove the Settlement wch. is Mr. Hugh Johnsons, who the Capt. tells me, lives in Warrington, in a few days shall Send a Servt. to him to Serve him wth. a Suppena, to appear at York the 5 April, if he pretend he is not able to travel, shall be obliged to adjourn the Commission to him, wch. will be a great charge, in case yr. Lordship has any acquaintance wth. him, that yr. Lordship will be pleased prevaile wth. him to come to York, & he shall be well gratifyd for his trouble, I heartily wish yr. Ld.ship Success against yr. Uncle & pray believe me always

      Yr. Ld.ships Most Obedient & most Faithfull humbe. Servt.
Although undated and unaddressed it is clear from the previous letter that this to Lord Warrington on 13th March 1714

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