Letter – Edward Blackett to George Liddell – 30 Nov 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Nov 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: George Liddell
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      30 9br 1715


I perceive by my Stewd Mr Silvertop who Receives my Rents for Winlinton L’ship that he dare not go about his business for fear being taken up being a Roman catholic, wch is a great disappointment to myself & a very great loss to the poor man,  being he cannot manage he concerns wch he is imployed in any place, am willing to be bound for his appearance when ever the Lieutenants or Justices of the Peace shall please to command him, I desire your favr in this concern & you will much oblige

	Sr your faithfull humbl Servt EB

Capt Liddle

These presents

[possibly written as a cover letter to John Wilkinson:]

Sr the other side you have a Copy of Mr Silvertops letter, so pray as soon as conveniently you can give me your advice what you would advise me to do in it to be safe, you will very much oblige

	Sr your assured fd & Kinsman
‘Capt Liddle’ was almost certainly George Liddell of the Ravensworth family, active in the militia during the Jacobite Rising

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