Letter – Edward Blackett to Edward Blackett – 2 May 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 May 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      May the 2 1710

Dr Nedd

	I recd yours of the 29. I would gladly know what <news> Mr Aislabie had from the Duke of Devonshire for if he cannot prevail with my Ld Orford for a ship for you I am sure no body can. <Wh…. Is> the Oxford at present, I would have you by all means in case you cannot get a Capts Commission to go Lieut for a little longer. Be sure you take both Capt Fairfax and Mr. Aislabie’s advice. I hope in a little time we shall have a Peace and then I believe there will be a change in the Admiralty, in case you do not Succeed now shall continue making Intrest for you till you get a Capts Commission which I hope will not be long.

	Do not putt yr selfe to charge to buy me any Brazill snuff for I have more at Newby than I shall take these 2 or 3 years. With my blessing to you from yr most affect Father

Lieut Blacket at Mr Smirks, London

I hope you acqtd Mr Aislabie that the Capt of a small Man of War was dead att Portsmouth and if he acqtd the D of Devonshire with it I doubt not but he would prevail with my Lord Orford to give you that ship. Let me hear from you upon rect of this Lettr & I hope it will bring the good news that my Ld Duke has prevaild

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