Letter – Edward Blackett to Sampson Smirke – 15 Jan 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jan 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Sampson Smirke
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Sir           									Janry 15 

      I writ you on the 16 with an Inclosed Lettr for my Son, and a bill in it for £20, I desired you in case my Son was not in Town to open the Lettr and take out the bill and Receive the money for him, I am afraid my Lettr came not to yr Hand because I have heard nothing from you or my Son Ever Since, pray charge the postage all my Lettrs to my Acct for may have reason to write to you very often , I perceive by a Lettr from Mr Aislabie this day that he has been mighty ill Since he came to Town, but at present God be thanked is very well Recover’d, and will immediately make use of his Interest for my Son Nedds preferment If my Son be in Town know of him whether he goes to visit my Lord Bishop of Ely or not, for he is a man of very great Intrest at Court, upon Rect of this Lettr lett me hear from you and where my Son Nedd is, for shall Inclose him a Lettr to the Bishop of Ely  pray Acqt me if he has been in Town, and whether he has seen Mr Aislabie, or not, and where his Ship is, I must likewise give you the trouble to go to the Plow and Harrow in Plow Street in Redriff and inquire if there is or has been one Edmund Dawson at that house, and what Man of War he serves in, and what his post is, and what charges you are at in going thither pray charge it to the Acct of Sir  yr oblig’d Servt

         Pray fail not to write to me by the very next post

Mr Sampson Smirk   

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