Letter – Edward Blackett to Edward Blackett – 16 Dec 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Dec 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dear Nedde                             						16  Dec

      I writ a letter lately to the D of Devonshire in yr behalf , and gave it to Mr Aislabie who will deliver it with his own hand .  I do not in the least question but his Grace will prevail for a Capt Commission for you in a very little time .  Mr Aislabie will  be in Town on Wednesday night next and I perceive by yr Letter to <Bella>  that you are ordered by  yr Capt  to go to Town about Business so it falls very well out, for you may find Mr Aislabie on Thursday in the Lobby in the House of Commons and he’ll Acqt you when he designs to wait on the Duke, perhaps tis not necessary that you should go with him to the Dukes but after he has gott you a Commission then you must go with Mr Aislabie to the Duke and Returne his Grace yr humble thanks  perhaps you may want money not Receiving any Pay, so have Inclosed you a Bill for twenty Pound payable upon sight  In case you be not in Town I have ordered Mr Smirke to open yr Letr and Receive  the money for you, I think you’ll never learn to write true English, tis a great Shame to you that any Gentl should peruse one of yr Letrs  Always when you write to me let the inside of yr  Lettr be writ in a large French hand and not in a base Dutch character that nobody can read.  All here give you their kind Remembr with my Blessing to you   I am yr most Affect Father

Mr Edward Blackett
the letter inclosed with the cover to Sampson Smirke

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