Letter – Edward Blackett to William Millington – 10 Aug 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Aug 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Millington
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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Hon[est Captain?]

I Rec’d [rest of line missing] [missing] the 20th [rest of line missing] £3:7:6 [rest of line missing]

Of Mr Step [rest of line missing] cheshire & shall rep [rest of line missing] to Mrs Millington & acq[uain]t her [rest of line missing] the goods in the great box, into two Less<er> boxes [1 word missing] will come with much more ease & she will not find anything awanting that she put up as soon as our harvest is over will send the brewer with the boxes to the Red Bear in Leeds & she shall cast to be their on a Wednesday that he may see the carriers & the goods weighd

      with my Service to you both & my blessing to my Dearest Mitty I am

      Honest Capt your Reall friend


give my Service to Mr & Servt <Show> & desire him to Inquire me out a good gardiner, I would have him an Extra ordinary man in his profession & not married, [struck out: ‘& let me know what Wages &’] a working gardiner & not given to drink.

give my Humble Service to my Ld & acq[uain]t him I Rec’d his letter, my Council Mr Driffield is

drinking the waters at Scarborough & will be their nigh I rtd but as soon as he returns will get a short deed drawn & send it over to my Ld to peruse with my Humble Service to my whole family & blessing to my Dearest Mitty
a later letter gave the date of this as 10th August. Recipient not stated but context and later letters indicate it was to Captain Wm Millington in Cheshire

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