letter – John Blackett to Shem Bridges – 20 Oct 1713

Document Type: letter
Date: 20 Oct 1713
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Shem Bridges
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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Dr Uncle								20 Octobr 1713

My Father Most humble begs yr pardon tht he did not ordr me to give you an acct of my poor Ladys death, the great affliction tht this family Especially my Father are In is Inexpressible was the occation of our great Neglect, father is and has been ever since very much out of order & my brother Blacket is & has been so Extremely ill of the gout, that 3 or 4 days ago we was afraid he would not live, wch adds to my Dr fathers grief, wth all Services from hence to yr self mr Bridges & mrs Richardson I am 

	Sr Yr affect Nephew


To Shem Bridges Esqr to be left at mr Ch Blackets house 

at the Signe of the White hart In bread Street Londn 
Presumably from son John

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