Letter – Edward Blackett to Maria Blackett – 24 Mar 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Mar 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Maria Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dear Maria                              					March 24  1709/10

      I Recd. both yr Lettrs and am very glad you are so well plac’d and with so good people, lett me know what day of the month you can come to their house, and shall write to Mr Brummell to ordr Mr Horton his Agent to pay Mr How quarterly as also yr Allowance, you must be Careful to be as good houswife as possibly you can for money is Scarce to come by, lett me know the names of all of them that comes to you, I wond’r yr uncle Bridges has not Seen you long before this, I question whether Mr Aislabie knows where you lodge. I hear my Lady Blacket has left the Town for <….rdle>, Report of one Thomson who pretended to Court her, his Grandfather was an Attorney and born within a mile of Newby, his father was an Extraordinary Lawyer who I knew very well, he liv’d nigh the Temple, this young man I hear is the third Brother and of very small estate but his Practice, I cannot believe that Even my Lady Blacket would Encourage such a Business or Even so much as hear of him So I think ‘twas only some idle peoples discourse Acqt. me whether my nephew Blacket has turned off his Mistress as has been reported for I hear she has left the Town some time agoe and <she posetively denies> that Ever he was married to her.  Also Acqt me whether he has been to See you,   Tell Aletheia that she might very well have Afforded to have writ one Lettr to me since she came to London,  With my Blessing to you both    I am 

      yr most Affect. Father


For Mrs. Henrietta Maria Blacket Att Mr How’s apothecary in 

Bridges Street In Covent Garden  London

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