Letter – John Blackett to William Norton – 15 Aug 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Aug 1715
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: William Norton
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      Newby August 15 1715


My Father ordered me to Inclose you your Letter & to acquaint you, that what proposals he made to Mr Dean of Ripon, he would never consent to the Least alteration whats’Ever & Desires you’l have no further thought of it, for he’s resolved never to here no more from you nor any other Person whatsoever upon this acct & will lay his <Commands> upon his Daughter, never to receive any Letter or Mes[s]ag[e]s from you or any other that is Imployed by you hereafter they I hope will give you full satisfaction I am


						  Your humble Servt

						    John Blackt


      Newby 15 August 1715


If the above said do not give you full satisfaction I doe declare before God Almighty that in case my Daughter Isabella should be soe unfortunate as to marry you I never will give her one farthing to her Portion, I am

	Your Servt	EB
recipient unnamed, but likely to have been the William Norton who married Blackett’s daughter Isabella in October 1715

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