Letter – Edward Blackett to Edward Blackett – 14 Feb 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Feb 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dear Nedde      							Febry 14

      I writ you on the 5th and do very much Wonder I Recd. No Answer of it, I have often times charg’d you to write me immediately, but I perceive you mind very little what’s said to you, I begin now to despair that a Capt’s Commission will not be promised for you at this time for my Lord Oxford told the D. of Devonshire when he mov’d him on yr behalf that there were such crowds of Lieuts in Course before you and more dayly Soliciting that to avoid importuning the  <selection> Board have come to a resolution to provide for you all in Course, and that the Lord Oxford has Engaged to Advance more than he can well provide for, whereof three are upon his Grace of Devonshire’s Recommendation   I writ this post to Mr Aislabie to desire him to speak to Mr Sharpe to go & Remind the bishop of Ely for am Sure none has a Greater Intrest at the Admiralty than himself, and am sure he’ll Exert all his intrest upon yr Acct.   if yr ordr be nigh out   you must desire Mr Aislabie to get it Renewed, so do know in a very little time whether a Capt’s Commission may be promised for you or not    with my Blessing to you I am your Most Affect. father

         Fail not to write me twice a week how you proceed

Lieut Blackett At Mr Smirks etc

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