Letter – Edward Blackett – 21 Dec 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Dec 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      Newby xbr 21 1714

My Lord

      I allways thought if my Lord Chalmley could make any oposition, with any hopes of sucksess he would be very redey to do it I have often heard his carracter <that> he was allways a whigg at London & a tory in the cuntrey Just as it would serve his turn

      as for our neighbouring Burrows one would think that they were all distracted, great summes of money are dayly spent by those that have very little of their own, so it must Certainly come from the Treaserey for <Secret> Service, most are of oppinion that we shall have no Parliament till the first of febuarey by reason’s most of the mayors of corporation are chose as that day and are Judges of the Pole & haith the return of the writ for the Corporations for <such> [smudged out] with all our most humble service to yr Lordship & family heartiley wishing a merry Xmas & a happy new year & many I am 

      Yr Lordships most faithfull & 

      most obedient humble Servt

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