Letter – Edward Blackett to John Aislabie – 17 Dec 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Dec 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Aislabie
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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Dr Sr 

      Newby xber 1714 

	here is a great report in our neighbourhood tht honest mr Gowland is like to loose his office of being Postmaster there are severall lyes and Stories told to Sr Tho Frankland against him which are all false to my knowledge (as god almighty is true) so I desire you’ll doe me the favour to acqt him with it and that there is no Ground in the word for the last Compt. Against him I p[er]ceive it is soely mr Wilkinson doing [to] get that Implymt one of his Tenan<ts> and he has p[re]vaild with my Ld Clare to seviral of his acquaintences goe with h<im> to Sr Tho about it i desiire you’ll befriend mr Gowland in the affair & infinitely  oblige Sr 

       Sr yours most Faithfully

To The Honble John Aislabie

Esqr Treasurer of his Majestys navy
Hon. John Aislabie (4 December 1670 – 18 June 1742) was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1695 to 1721. He was Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time of the South Sea Bubble and his involvement with the Company led to his resignation and disgrace. - Wikipedia

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