Letter – Edward Blackett to Sampson Smirke – 16 Dec 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Dec 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Sampson Smirke
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Sr                               								Dec  16  1709

      Not knowing how to direct to my Son Occasions you this Trouble, the Inclosed Lettr is to Acqt my son that  I have writ to my Ld Duke of Devonshire in his behalf, Mr Aislabie will Deliver it with his own hand, he’ll be in Town on Wednesday night next and on Thursday he may find him the Lobby .  I do not in the least question but the Duke will prevail for a Capts commission for him, I would not write to any other Lord because if the Duke hear of it he’ll not take it well, there is a Bill inclosed in Nedde’s letter for 20 li so if he be not in town you may open his letter and take the Bill out and Receive the Money for him, tis payable upon Sight   I am yr Humble Servt 

Mr Sampson Smirke /  London

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