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10-Oct-1714 Dear Sr I heartily Congratulate you upon your new Employmt, & I wish you wth all my Heart & Soul, both Health & long Life to Enjoy it. * Am Extreamly obligd to you for the Enquiry you have made abt the poor Captain, I desire you’l make your Interest to the Admeralty to recall the Ship home tho I am very much Afraid it will be too late for this morning my son John reced a Letter from Mr Smirk, who writes he had a Letter from Mr Jackson, Master of the Phoenix, dated the 4 Augt from pascataway River New England, & gives a very Melancholly account of the Captains Health & is afraid if he stay any time their, it will Indainger his Life, so I desire by all means that the Ship may be as Soon recalled as possible wch Extraordinary Favour shall always be own’d by Dear Sr Your most Faithfull & most Humble Servt For The Honoble John Aislabie Esq Treasurer of the Navy London * before These you went out of the Country I was Engaged, to the two old members, but seeing you do not Approve of my Lord Downes shall be very easy in making any interest for him nor shall I be at the Election
When the Whigs returned to office in 1714, Aislabie was made Treasurer of the Navy. He became an ally of the Earl of Sunderland who became, in effect, Prime Minister in 1718. Sunderland appointed Aislabie as Chancellor of the Exchequer.