Letter – Edward Blackett to Maria Blackett – 16 May 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 May 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Maria Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      May 16 1710

D[ea]r Maria

      Upon Rec[eip]t of this Letter send the Inclosed open to Mr Aislabie & desire him to p[er]use & seal it & then he may give it to your Bro[ther] who I hope he[‘]ll Introduce to my Ld Duke before he leave the Town,  Am sorry to hear your sister Alethia has not been well I hope tis nothing but a little cold or the like, your sister Blacket about 2 or 3 Months agoe had a severe Cough [struck out: ‘cold’] but now shes perfectly well againe With my humble service to Mr Aislabie when you see him & desire him to secure a Lieut[enan]cy for Nedde For I almost despair of getting him a Capt Commission this Summer With my Blessing to you both I am your most Aff[ectiona]te Father

For Mrs Maria Blacket
evidently a covering letter, alongside a similar one to Edward, for the letter of the same day to the Duke of Devonshire, William Cavendish

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