Letter – Edward Blackett to John Laidman – 22 Sep 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Sep 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Laidman
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      22 Sept 1715

Cousin Laidman

I perceive by your letter, that long horsley living is vacant by the death of Mr Ward & that the presentation is in my Ld Chancellour, am very sorry that I have no manner of acquaintance wth him, these good livings are no sooner vacant, but are immediately disposed off, the onely way is to get a promise of a living in an old mans life, from the patroon, otherwise I doubt you will find it very hard to come by, wth my Service to your self & Mr Coulson I am

			Your affe[ctionate] Uncle

At River Green nigh Morpeth Northumberland
Laidman was the son-in-law of EB’s sister Christian Mitford, and constantly searching for church livings

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