Letter – Edward Blackett to John Aislabie – 3 Jan 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Jan 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Aislabie
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dear Sir                                                    				Janry 3  1709/10

      Am Mightily concerned to hear by Severall hands of yr being very ill of a Sore Throat, should be very glad of the satisfaction of a line under yr own hand of yr Perfect Recovery

      I hear there is very great Stickling at Ripon about Chusing their Mayor, which you know is to be this day, Severall of the Aldermen finding that <Ald Ripley> will certainly be a light has made their utmost Endeav’r to the four & twenty not to elect <friend>  [struck out: ‘Ald Ripley’] and as much interst made as ever there was for a Parlim’nt Man, Ald. Sedgwick, Charnock & Ripley is thought <will be the> Candidates, and each of them thinks himself Cocksure of being Elected, I doubt I shall not hear before I send my Lettr away, the first post after I Recd yr last Lettr I order’d my Servt Mewburne to pay Mr Kenady for yr Wine which he accordingly did and inclos’d me the Rect for it the next day, which shall give you at yr Returne.  All this family are much yr humble servts and heartily wishes you yr Recovery   pray believe me  Always 

      Dr Sir most affectionately yrs

J Aislabie Esq / London

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