Letter – Edward Blackett to Maria Blackett – 15 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 May 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Maria Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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May 15 1711

Dear Maria

      Was very glad to p[er]ceive by yours that Mr Aislabie had sent orders to your Bro[ther] Nedde to sail to the Linn Station I believe tis one of the best that your Brother could possibly have desird so it behoves him to behave himself well in it

      Upon rec[eip]t of your Letter I gave Mr Aislabie thanks for the favour he had done him when you see Mr Aislabie give my service to him and know whether he rec[eive]d my Letter or not I hope in a short time we shall see him in the Countrey which shall be mighty glad of

      I wonder w[ha]ts becomed of my Nephew Blacket & in w[ha]t manner he lives in town he denies that ever he was married to Mrs Ord & sent to her mother lately to take care of her daughter for he would have no more to do with her I hear he has lately got a very fine Coach whether does she visit in it or not which acq[ain]t me

      When you see my Bro[ther] Bridges give my humble service to him with my blessing to you both I am

      Your most affect[ionate] father

let me know w[ha]t sort of Company my nephew Blacket diverts himself with

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