letter – Edward Blackett to Captain Fairfax – 4 Sep 1713

Document Type: letter
Date: 4 Sep 1713
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Captain Fairfax
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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             							Sept[ember] 4 1713

D[ea]r S[i]r

I am informed that the Lord Mayor of Yorke has made a great numb[e]r of fre[e]men of Yorke of late on purpose to Serve his friend at the Election I can assure you that all the freemen that was made Since the test of the Rit that their Votes are Voide & will not be allowed in Parliament so you may Stand upon it at the Election and let there be a query set on their names in case they are allowed to Vote assoon as this Comes to y[ou]r hand pray Satisfy me by a line to

      Sir y[ou]r Most Faithful  Humble Serv[an]t

Capt[ain] Fairfaix

am sorry my indisposition will not allow me to waite on you at Yorke

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