Letters – William Blackett to William Blackett – 18 Jul 1676

Document Type: Letters
Date: 18 Jul 1676
Correspondent: William Blackett
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 193
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Honnered Sr								Edenb[urgh] 18th July 1676

The ship assigned for the 26 fodr of leed was beat back into the road and went from here againe yesterday morning about 6 a Clock so that I Coni Lud she may be with about this time pray give her all Imaginable dispatch and Writ me by the Fryday & Saturdays next post. I intreat you, the other vessel will be with you. I hope very shortly I come not from hence til Weddens Com Sennet [senight?] so the letters will come sfe to me wch you may writ those two day & send bils of lading I pray you.

As for news this day is Com’d a letter from the King to put of his privy Councell 6 persons viz the Duke of Hammilton my Ld Kincardine my Ld Dumfries my Ld Cockdron my Ld Morton and my Ld Register wch wil make very Ill blood here, my Ld Duke oF Lauderdaile hath used means It seams to put of those persons and hath also got so much favour of the Dukes of Monmouth as to put out of his farvite Mr Snel Sr James Standsfeild & Sr James Johnson the second hath disbursed a large some for the Duke & its thought his mo wil be pr[missing] suddenly Sr James wil lose 500£ a year by It.

I hath no else at pres[en]t but my Sarvice to yrself I rest 

      Yr Aff natd nephew

      		Wm Blackett
William, nephew of Sir William, son of Sir William’s brother Christopher Blackett, was at some time envoy to Court of Sweden, b. c 1630s, d. 1695

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