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May the 18 Sr My Coz[in] Blackburne was very wellcome to my Coach or any thing Else in my power without Comp<laint> Am obligd to her, for she often <offers> horses but since I spoke to Mr Clarke I have provided my selfe with just such Another, with all <owing> from here to your selfe & Relations I am your Assured Friend & Kinsman For the Revd Mr Brooke at his house In Richmond
Thomas Brooke was the Vicar of St. Mary’s of Richmond 1706-39 and was succeeded by Francis Blackburne (1739-89), possibly a relation of the ‘cousin Blackburne’ mentioned in this letter. The location suggests they were related to EB’s second wife Mary Yorke.