Letter – Edward Blackett to Henry Lodge – 20 Dec 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Dec 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Henry Lodge
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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Mr Lodge								Newby 20 Xbr 1715


      I gave you the trouble of a letter as also one inclosed for Mr Lowther wch I doubt did not come to hand by reason I have heard nothing from you since – 

      About 8 months ago I got a decree in Chancery against Sr John delaval for £15000 pound and in case that Summ was not pd me the latter End of this month or the beginning of the next, he was to be foreclosed, & the Estate of Seaton Delaval absolutely my own, so was lately advised by my Sollicitor not to faile to be in Town at that time, my Son likewise has not as yet got his Accts past by the Commissioners for the charges of his ship for 2 Y[ears] in the W Indies, so his presence is highly necessary their, for the quick dispatch of the concern but as soon as that is over we shall immediately come into the country. I hope Mrs Savill will not take it Ill when she hears of our Sudden journey, wch I design to begin on Monday next, pray desire Mrs Lowther to acqt Mrs Savill the reason of our going, wch I hope she will excuse, being it was absolutely necessary, wth all our Services to your Self and Mrs lodge I am Sr Your Oblig’d Humbl Servt


At all times when you send to Newby, order your Servt to bring a Sack wth him for Corn

If you answer this letter by the first post shall Receive it on Sunday

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