Letter – William Blackett to John Erasmus Blackett – 28 Apr 1807

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Apr 1807
Correspondent: William Blackett
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 231
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My Dear Sir

      This very sudden dissolution of Parl[iamen]t at this time is most inconvenient to me as I shall most probably be obliged to set out for the North in a very few days. Mr Miggison tells me there is no occasion for my being at Newcastle before the middle of next week & I hope all will be quiet, if Ld Percy does not stand there will be no opposition if he should offer himself perhaps it may be necessary for me as Sheriff to engage <to w’hold> & in that case will you be so good as to secure Mr Williamson. If every thing goes on quietly if I am at Newcastle the day before the Election takes place perhaps that may be time enough I conclude any presence will be necessary; & in this case the under Sheriff cannot act for me. The <Writ> will I believe be sent down to Mr P Fenwick in a day or two, I saw Beaumont yesterday before he set out, he seemed very confident of success. Little Patience at this time under inoculation Lady B & the family will not be able to set out till the end of May, I must therefore return here as soon as the election is over to prepare for the journey as we must carry down some additional Horses & Servants. If you should hear that it is necessary for me to come down before the middle of next week pray let me know, or if you should hear that my presence can with propriety be dispensed with you will have the goodness to inform me.

      Will you send to Mr Fenwick & desire him to do everything that is proper, & of any advertisement is to be put into the paper for a nomination he will put it in & sign my <name> to it. I hope my Uncle Harry goes on mending. The Weather is now here very hot – with kind love & best wishes to Lady Collingwood & her young people, believe me

	Dear Sir yours most affectionately

		Wm Blackett

Cambridge Place Tuesday April 28th 

[Addressed to:] John Eras Blackett Esq / Newcastle on Tyne / Single

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