Letter – Walter Blackett to Lancelot Allgood – 31 May 1753

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 May 1753
Correspondent: Walter Blackett
Recipient: Lancelot Allgood
Archive Source: AE misc letters
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      London 31st May 1753

Dear Sr,

      In the first place excuse brevity & believe sincerity, & so to business which will not detain you long from your Country amusement nor me from Vauxhall.

	I paid a visit to Ld Carlisle some days since when I shewd him your letter to me, upon which he said he <wd> speak to Lord Northumberland which I find from Mr Ord his Lordship has done, & Ld Northumberland’s answer to him was the same as to you; upon which my Lord Carlisle’s advice is, that you should should immediately begin your circuit and engage your friends which I think is perfectly right, & if you think this advice right, I should advise you to begin in that Quarter where you are to imagine that such as vote for you aft the last session may be supposed to be doubtfull as to the next occasion by the change of Interest & Persons so you may be sure I do not mean by this Tindale Ward, for you must not pick and chuse in the Quarter where you goe but pay your compliments indiscriminately. I hope you found all well (because I wish you & yours well) & if so I doubt not but you are in health & spirits, which is a pleasure to

	Dr Sr, yours faithfully

		Wr Blackett 

[annotated on reverse:] London May 31st 1753. Sir Walter Blacketts letter with his opinion & Lord Carlisle’s in the method Mr Allgood is to proceed for his standing again for a Representative for the County of Northumberland

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