Letter – Edward Blackett to John Aislabie – 24 Jun 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Jun 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Aislabie
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      June 24 1710

D[ea]r Sr

      I hope this will find you in good health after your Journey I desire you’ll do me the favour to speak to Mr Burdett as soon as possibly you can, and if there be no hopes of getting Nedde a Lieutenancy in a Cruiser pray order him to take the first Stage Coach & come into the Country, have writ him to the same purpose my selfe

      Am now at a great loss for Want of a spare coach horse, I doubt one of my Wheel horses in a little time will be blind, I wish you had any Friend at London that you could depend upon to inquire out a Right sound horse 15½ hands high, a large starr in his forehead, 4 year old and a quick horse, and if he has a white foot or two I like him no worse tho hes that I design for his <fo…> has onely a large starr, I design him for the off horse att the Wheel, shall not stint you to any price so I desire you’ll see him go in that place before you buy him, and chuse a carefull fellow Either to bring him to Stamford, Nottingham Doncaster or Newby or any other place on the Road as you can Agree with him, As soon as you have made Inquiry & see the horse pray give a line to D[ea]r Sr 

      yours Most Faithfully

John Aislabie Esqr in London

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