Letter – Edward Blackett to John Sharpe – 21 Mar 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Mar 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Sharpe
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dr Sr                                   						March 21st  1709/10

      I am mighty oblig’d to you for the Worthy Drs Speech and the Collection of Passages at the Tryall.  I hope he will find a great many friends, tho’ in my opinion he stands need of few being his Cause is so very just, I wish he had no greater <Incourager> against him than my Ld W. P. who I believe cannot say his Catechism, So a mighty fitt man to be a Champion Either for or against the Church of England.

      Pray give my Service to Mr Aislabie and Acqt. him that yesterday I was at his house with the Mayor & Recorder and a friend or two more, where we drank both yr healths very heartily in a glass of Tobie, there was one in the Company would gladly have purchas’d the house, provided he is willing the housekeeper Should go with the purchase, there is nothing Else can break the bargain, for he may have an Extraordinary price for it,  May day is nigh So pray lett me know his Resolution, for it will take some time in furnishing  My Wife joyns with me in our humble Duty to his Grace, & best Services to my Lady and pray believe me Dr Sr 

      Most Affectionately Ass’d 

John Sharpe Esqr. A Member of Parliament London
the worthy doctor was Henry Sacheverell, whose trial took place in Feb-March 1710

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