Letter – Edward Blackett to Maria Blackett – 2 Apr 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Apr 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Maria Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dr Maria & Alethia						April 2. 1710

      I am glad to perceive by both your Lettrs. that all your Acquaintance are so Extreamly civill to you, Am Very much obligd to my Ld. Warrington for his civility to you, and be sure you give him my most humble Service & thanks for it, 

      It can never Enter into my head that my Lady Blacket will marry Mr. Thomson, I dare Answer tis only some idle peoples discourse, Acqt. me whether Mrs Ord live in her same house With my Nephew, and whether its believe he be Married to her or not, he declar’d in the Country he was not, nor Ever would Marry her; Am very glad my Son Nedd has so many great Men for his friends, Mr Aislabie gave me great hopes of his success, be sure you know of him what he did with the <Brazil snuff> which Mr Ainslabie gave him <25s> to buy for me, for he did not give it to Will Chambers son as he was ordered to do, <If> he may have an Opportunity to send it down by my Bro. Yorke or his Servt.<ned .. …> you order him not to fail, When you see the Bishop of Ely give my Duty to him, and most humble thanks for his kind inquiry after my health, with my most humble Service to his Lady, Am very glad you are Satisfyd that London is a very Expensive place, and I hope that will make you <sooner> desirous to Returne, for I can assure you more <is .ay scarce can not to be had> in the Country tho <you give > undesirable Security for it, Remind me always by a Lettr. a fortnight before your Quarterage & Table be due & shall send you a bill for it, Acqt. me whether my Lady come into the Country this Summer take your turns and write to me as often as conveniently you can. With my Blessing to you both I am 

      your Most Affect. Father

<Miss> Maria Blacket att

Mr. Hows apothecary

Tell your Bros. Nedd & Kitt that I seldom hear from them,

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