Letter – Edward Blackett to William Norton – 13 Sep 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Sep 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Norton
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dear Coz.                          						Sept 13	

      I am very sorry that my Letr. Should be the Messengr of ill news.  For this morning had a letr from Capt. Burton who writes that yr Bro. <honest> poor son is Slain and just as he went to inquire after him they had Buried him, It was the bloodiest Battle that ever was fought, we own above 13000 men slain on the Allies Side, and many of the first Quality, I perceive we gott an intire Victory but it cost us Very Dear, for such another Victory would Ruine our Army

      With all Service from here to yr Selfe & Lady  I am dear Will  Affectly yrs

For Wm Norton Esq att Sawley

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