Letter – Edward Blackett to Mrs Gray – 9 Mar 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Mar 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Mrs Gray
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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March 9 1710/11

Good Mrs Gray

      Mr Mawde told Doctor Johnson that he though[t] Mrs Squires would let that part of the house they dwell in & In case they did that Sr Edwd should have the first profer of it but in case they should alter their minds should be willing to take Sr Hen Goodricks house provided it be large Enough for our family which I hope it is we shall find all puter & Linen & the beds & furniture will be no worse for standing for we shall leave everything in as good order as we found them pray let me know at your own Convenience how many beds there is in the house

      Sr Edwd Desires you will give his humble service & thanks to Mr Tomlinson &c but he is unwilling to buye a house

      we have rec[eive]d the Casks & the Cag of Sturgeon but have not as yet tasted of it 

      Sr Edwd wants some white wine so send by his 2 servts half a Gallon of your very best in 4 pint bottles for a taste & he will send for a horse load the week after you must likewise send the price of it

      Pray give Sr Edw[ard] service <sincere> to Sr Henry Goodrick & his Lady when you see them

      Pray call upon Mr Collon & know if my gloves be done which I sent for a good while since am afraid he has forgot them tis so long since If they be done I Desire they may be send thence by our servts tomorrow I hope when Assizes are over we shall see you here & then I shall give you a further answer to your Letter

      is all from Your assured freind to serve you

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