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Samuel Wood (Chester) to Sir John Trevor, MP, (Cannon Row, Westminster): has met Colonel Aldersey and some other friends and Colonel Ravenscroft who hope that 'by their late travails [?travels] into the upper part of the county they have obtained assurance of many voices for your son … and they make no doubt but it will be clear for they persuade themselves there will be no opposition … and that they neither he will perceive any stirring by Colonel Mytton … only they desire Mr Trevor's presence at the time …'; has no news about a sheriff but Colonel Ravenscroft asked him to tell recipient 'that on Monday next Flint Castle will be rendered if promise be not broken …'; the bearer Peter Leigh of Chester may have more recent news and may also want recipient's help in a suit to Parliament which the writer hopes will be given as he is worthy of it.

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