Letter – Edward Blackett to Maria Blackett – 25 Apr 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Apr 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Maria Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      April the 25 1710

Dr Maria,

      Acqt your brother Nedd I Rec’d his Lettr this morning and that at last the snuff came Safe to my hand, and I believe more than I should have had, tis the worst of the kind that ever I see not worth ¼ part of the moent that it cost. Shall be very glad to hear that my Ld Devonshire is come to Town and that Mr. Aislabie will leave the Town before yr bro get a Ship. Tell yr bro he must wait of Mr Aislabie as often as he can but not too troublesome to him. As also to Wait of Capt Fairfax. Inclosd is a bill for £25, and when yr Quarterage is due you may discharge it. I doubt not but you’ll be sufficiently fixd in staying another Quartr. I hear Mrs Bewick design to a come down about that time. If so will fall but very well that you may come together. With my blessing to you both I am yr most affect Father

      Lett me know whether yr Uncle Bridge visits you often, and whether he be very civill to you, and whether he has made you any Presents or not. Ordr Nedde to writ me every post how his business goes forward for care must either be taken now or he’ll get no ship till the lattr end of the <…. …….>


For Mrs Hen.ta Maria Blacket att Mr Flows &c London

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