Letter – Edward Blackett to John Blackett – 29 Oct 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Oct 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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Sr

	I have a very great request to you & I think it is the first so I hope you’l not deney me, it is to desire that you’l prevail with your Son will to give one of his voats for Mr Sharp this next Election for Rippon will Ingage that Mr Aisleby shall not take it ill being it is my request to you both and if Mr Sharp can be anyway serviceable to your Son in his office by taking of stamps, paper or Parchment & he will oblidge him in it and your favours in this shall always be owned by Sr your Faithfull Humble Servt





      29 Octobr 1714

Sr

      I have a very great request to you, and I think it is the first, so I hope you’l not deney me, it is to desire that you’l prevail with your Son Will, to give one of his voats for Mr Sharp, this next Election for Rippon, will Ingage that Mr Aislaby shall not take it ill, being it is my request to you both, and if Mr Sharp can be anyway serviceable to. Your Son in his office, by taking of Stamp paper or Parchment, he will oblige him in it & I can asure you that the Bishops Lady ordred that nothing should be bought of any marcer in York for his Graces funerall but of your son, so I think. In good mannors these sevilities ought not to be forgot, and your favours in this shall allways be own’d by

	Sr  Your Faithfull Humble Servt



man of words / answer of deeds



To Mr John Blacket
First version struck through and presumably replaced with the second. This John Blackett was possibly Sir Edward’s cousin at Wylam, although since not referred to as cousin or kinsman was possibly entirely unrelated.

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