Letter – Edward Blackett to William Blackett – 13 Sep 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Sep 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dear Nephew                       						Sept 13

      The other day I returned from Newcastle where I stay’d 10 days, So I had time to discourse all our friends upon yr Acct & all the Magistrates desired me to give their Services to you, and to assure you that all their Intrest shall be for you at the next Election, and that you need not make the least question but to Carry it for I find the whole Town unanimously for you, Mr Ald. Ridley as soon as I spoke to him was mightly Free and declared his willingness to Serve you, he, as well as the rest of the Aldermen, desires you’ll keep it private, and they will make the whole Freemen &c for you when tis Convenient.  I hope this will come to yr hand, so shall Expect a lettr from you per first post to    

      yr most affect. Uncle

For Sir Wm Blackett Bart. Att the two blew posts in the Haymarket,    London

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