Letter – Edward Blackett to Thomas Frankland – 6 Oct 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Oct 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Frankland
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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6-Oct-1714

Sr

	I perceive by Mr Man the Constable of Burrowbridge came the 28 Sept last to desire a warrt to Charge the Town of Kirklinton, to send two Carts – for the carriage of the Baggage belonging to the Earl of Forfars Regimt of Foot from Burrowbridge to Northalerton, the s[ai]d Town had not bee charged to send any carriage for many years before, notwithstanding the Constable would not obey the war[ran]t, so [struck out: ‘was forc’d to send his own carriage from Burrowbridge’] I desire the Bench, will fine him very Severely, with my most Humble Service to the Bench, I am

			Your very Humble Servt



If this Constable be not made an example of, it will be to no purpose to grant war[ran]ts for the charging any Towns to send carriage



For Mr Frankland Clerk of the Peace Thirsk





6-Oct-1714

Sr

	Mr Man the Constable of Burrowbridge came the 28th of Sept last to desire a Warr[an]t to Charge the Town of Kirlington, to send two Carts, for the Carriage of the Baggage Belonging to the Earl of Forfars Regim[en]t of Foot, from Burrowbridge to Northalerton, the s[ai]d Town had not been charged, to send my Carriage, for many Years before, notwithstanding the Constable would not obey the Warr[an]t, so I desire the Bench, will Fine him very Severely, for if this Constable, be not made an Example, it will be to no purpose, to grant war[ran]ts, for Charging any Towns, to send Carriages 

Wth
 my most Humble Service to the Bench

	I am Your very Humble Servt



For Mr Frankland Clark of the Peace Thirsk
The first was struck through and evidently not sent, to be replaced by the second. Recipient was possibly Thomas Frankland (c.1685-1747), later 3rd baronet Frankland, & MP for Thirsk from 1713

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