Letter – Edward Blackett to Christian Laidman – 4 Jun 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Jun 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Christian Laidman
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dear Neice

      I p[er]ceive by your Letter that Mr Rodgers refuses to ask the liveing for Mr Laidman because he was Infor[me]d that he voted ag[ains]t my Lord dukes son you must make it your business to satisfie him that it was not so being he was not Quallified to give a voat my Nephew Blackets Intrest as I wrote you before went Intirely ag[ains[t my Lord so hes not a proper person at all to do you service nor do I beleive he has the least acquaintance in the world with Mr Rodgers but all together a stranger to him, as for my self I never see Mr Rodgers If you Expect preferm[en]t you should Contrive to make an Intrest with some of the Bishop of Durhams particular freinds & then your husband cannot fail of p[re]ferm[en]t in a little time which I heartily wish him with my service to you both I am

      Your Affect[ionate] Uncle to serve you

To Mrs Christ Laidman At Whalton Nigh Morpeth Northumberland
Undated but between two others of 4th June

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