Letter – Edward Blackett to John Aislabie – 13 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 May 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Aislabie
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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May 13

Dear Sr

      I cand Express the obligations I have to you upon my sons Acct for I p[er]ceive by a Letter from my daughter Maria this day that you were so kind as to send my son your orders for the Linn Station I hear it is one of the best that he possibly could have desird which I heartily thank you for so I hope hel have the grace allways to own his rise from you

      Here is nothing of news in our neighbour[hood] I have been mighty Ill with a great Diziness in my head for some months past which did mightily Increase by the death of my dear daughter Blacket for I could not walk over a room without hold & in the morning could not stand by my self I rec[eive]d great benefitt in the old Doctor am very well at present thank god however the last week I sent my Case to Doctor Ratcliff & Expects in a post or two his advice upon it My poor daughter Wise is so dangerously Ill that I do not think she can possibly live long in this world god almighty prepare us all for the next I am D[ea]r Sr

      Most Affect[ionately] yours

For the Honourable John Aislabie Esq Commissioner of the Admiralty London

These [presents] 

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