Letter – Edward Blackett to William Millington – 20 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 May 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Millington
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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May 20 1711

Honest Captain

this is a Copy

      I rec[eive]d yours this day & do very much wonder that my Letter should miscarry when you have a Copy of on the other side my wife tells me  she has writ two or 3 Letters to your wife & is surprisd to know how they should miscarry

      My poor daughter wise is yet liveing but so weak that all people think she cannot possibly live many days

      Am glad to hear that your new house is in such forwardness that we may Expect to see you both shortly

      I hope you’l Dispose of your 2 heffers at a good price for I sold two old Cows the other day for £28 & gave not a farthing againe since you went from hence I kil[le]d a Weather there was some wagors laid upon his weight old Doctor Chambers was desird to see him weighd he did weigh 37 ½ pound good w[eigh]t pr qtr one with another which is lookd upon here to be Extrordionary have often killd weathers or 30 or 2 or 3 & 30 per Quarter Round but not more only this last Weather I have no news to Informe you from hence but that the Capt has got one of the best stations which is the Convoying the NewCastle & Linn fleet there was a great Contest about it in the Admiralty some of them being for the duke of Arguiles bro[ther] or Kinsman however your old acq[ain]tance carried it & he told my daughter maria at London that his Nephew Capt Robinson made yearly 6 hundred pound a year of it

      all this family gives their kind services to your self & Mrs Millington & beleive me allways

      Your real freind to serve you

pray make my humble service acceptable to my Lord Warrington & Mrs Booth

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