Lord Townshend to Philip Case: thanks for giving a qualification to his son Charles whom he seldom sees, and whose usual conduct is to mistrust and discredit anything he says; will not allow a penny more to be spent on the Yarmouth election than the £1,000 he lodged with Case in January for that purpose.
Charles Townshend, Yarmouth, to Philip Case: very much obliged to him; has now consulted Lord Townshend and will have no need for that favour; news of Yarmouth election; with receipt to Case by John Morse for £300, on same page.
Philip Case, Lynn, to Lord Townshend, Grosvenor Street, London: names prisoners from the Castle 'taken up stragling about the County' to be conveyed to ship of war at Yarmouth or collector of customs there; Mr Trafford accepts the honour, will ask the others
Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: discusses tables of annuities for life made by De Moivre, and consequent value of his reversionary interest in his uncle's estate near Yarmouth [his uncle was Horatio Townshend, died 1751]; if sold it will pay off all the encumbrances on his estate; Colonel Townshend does not answer his letters and has clearly discarded him from his good graces; is thinking of settling in another county to avoid these continual jarrings; with copy of formula for calculating value of a reversion.
Charles Townshend, St James's Street, to Philip Case: in great difficulty as to qualification for forthcoming election as that made at previous one has been destroyed by his brother's marriage settlement; fears his father won't be able to make another and asks advice; if any freemen of Yarmouth live in Lynn he will pay their expenses to Yarmouth. Cover addressed 'To be sent without Delay to Mr Case wherever he is, & not to be opened by any other Person'.
Lord Townshend, Raynham, to [Philip] Case at Lynn: thanks for turbot; asks if he knows of anyone who could value estate at Yarmouth in which he has a reversionary interest; has a great desire to settle in some other county and might need to raise money to purchase a house.