Edward Clarke to

John (Jack) Clarke

Chipley 16th September 1704

dear sonn

Tho I have been under a verie greate indisposition for severall months pass'd, yet I have written twice to you and once to Mr Chitty to thanke him for what supply you have allready had from him, and to desire ye continuance of his kindness; but I find I am unfortunate in that none of those letters went safe, two of them I know unhappily miscarryed in the Packet boat that was taken about ye end of Aprill last, but how the third came not to goe to yr handes, I cannot imagine; pray give my true love and service to Mr Chitty and Mr St Quintin and assure them that I will punctually answer any bylls either of them shall draw on mee for what ever you shall be suppleyed withall, and ever remain their obleiged servant and yr truly affectionate father

Edw Clarke