Letter – Edward Blackett to Charles Seymour – 10 Oct 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Oct 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Charles Seymour
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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May it please your Grace


	Am sorry I should be Engaged before I had the Honour of your Graces, Commands, but being your Graces Interest, goes for Mr Darcy, I shall be very easy in makeing Interest against him, nor shall I be at the Election to oppose his Interest, desiring your Grace to Believe me always

	Your Graces most Faithfull & most Obedt Humble Servt

For his Grace The Duke of Sumerset
Charles Seymour, (1662-1748) was the 6th Duke of Somerset & had inherited the Northumberland estates of the Percy family following h8is marriage of heiress Elizaeth Thynne, nee Percy in 1682. Robert Darcy the 3rd Earl of Holderness, was appointed Lord Lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire in 1714

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