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Sr I have the favour of your letter & am very glad to perceive that my Intrest has so good success Mr Sharp & severall other yorkshire [struck out: ‘Gent’] Members gave me an acct of it before yours came to my hand pray acq[uain]t me whether my good freind my Lord Teviot rec[eive]d my letter before he fell sick wherein I assured him I would write to all my freinds on your behalf being Sr Your faithfull humble servt For Mr Livingston Esqr Member of Parliam[en]t <these> <presents> London
Wm Livingston was MP for Aberdeen between 8th Feb 1711 and 1713, ‘seated on petition in February 1711, drawing support from English Tory interests as well as from business’ (D.W.Hayton, History of Parliament 1690-1715). Undated letter but between 22nd and 26th Feb. 23rd used here.