Letter – Edward Blackett to William Blackett – 3 Sep 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Sep 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Sept 3

Dear Nephew

      Rec[eive]d your letter from Burrowbridge I hope you need not in the least Quest[ion] your Interest at Newcastle I would advise you to take Mr Alderman Ridleys advice who I know is the Chief [S]ealing man in town [struck out: ‘& would advise you will acqu[ain]t you w[ha]t is fit for you [..] to with the freeman’] & then you cant fail of success

      In case we should have a new parliam[en]t shortly you know you will not be at age so uncapable to sit in the house of Commons have Discoursed several of my neighbours that are Parliam[en]t [men] in this affaire & they tel me that you may Evade the act of Parliam[en]t by absenting your self from the house til such a time & then to make friends in the house to make your Election voide so a new writ will be sent down in Course to Newcastle to Chuse another member this is their opinion however you may Discourse some other Parliam[en]t men about this point upon the receipt of this pray give a line to

      Your most affect[ionate] uncle & humble servt

To S[i]r Wm Blackett Bart These [presents] Newcastle
William Blackett was not 21 until January 1711

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