Letter – Edward Blackett to John Erasmus Blackett – 4 Mar 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Mar 1775
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 231
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      Hollis Street March 4th 1775

Dear Brother

	I Rec'd the favor of yours, & am very glad to find that you have settled my <news> to yr satisfaction.

	We have been settled here for these ten days In a small, but convenient house, but it will do well enough for us for the little time we shall stay In Town.

	Y[ou]r letter to Harry Sticks behind the glass, I dont know when Harry will come to take it down; Bro. Will who is in Town for a day or two, told me wednesday that his heavy baggage is arrived in Hungerford Market.

	My Mother is very well, but I hear fatigued w[it]h the constant business carrying on at H.C. Her card purse went heavier from Egham, but has been much lighten'd at H.C.

	Mrs Wise came to Town a few days since to lay in, & has been brought to bed of a girl.

	I am very glad to hear that Mr Pearell is got better, you would have had a great loss of him. 

	I shall now take the liberty to give you a little trouble; there is an acquaintance of mine & my son's going to stand for a fellowship of Oriel College, a Mr Miller son to the Dean of Exeter, a very Ingenious deserving young man. There is a Doc[to]r Pemberton now settled at Newcastle a fellow of Oriel who has a vote & interests. I have not the honor of being known to him; If I had I should take the liberty to sollicite his votes & Interests for Mr Miller as you must probably be acquainted with him, I should take it as a favor if you woud sollicite his vote & Interests in behalf of Mr Miller; If he is not already engaged I am sure he can not disprove its to a more worthy young man & to one that will do more honor to his patronage be so good as to let me know as soon as you can of the success of your application. My Bro. Willm has sold his house & <Phaeton> , goes down in a new <Landolet> to settle at Plymouth: we have been at him a long while to part wth his <Phaeton> wch gave him many a cold. <Doc> Blackett is not come to town this <winter> Sr W Blackett is very ill, but I dont believe will be sorry when his time of waiting is over. The american affairs begin to wear a better face than they did. Ld North's motion its thought will contribute greatly to that end.

      I have only this room left to join all our Love & Best Wishes to my sister & yself & to assure you that I am  Dr Bro yrs most affectionately 

      E Blackett

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