Folder of letters arranged in chronological order and addressed to Philip Case, with a few to Edward Everard and Robert Whincop, relating to payment of debts due to Samuel Browne for loans, mortgages, wine, etc.
Letters to Philip Case from Sir Charles Peyton at London, Twickenham, etc., about his Grimston estate, his urgent need for money in advance of his rents, the conveyance of Smith's farm in Grimston to Case, 1753, and further angry appeals for money.
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.
Philip Case, Lynn, to George Townshend: asks him to support his application to be both steward of the courts and receiver of the rents of the late Lord Colerane's estate in Norfolk. With note, verso, that Townshend claimed he never received it, but that it was found in one of his books.
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.
Notes about Lord Townshend's funeral, bill from William Donne, surgeon, for medicines and attendance, notes of cash at Raynham, list of plate, servants' legacies and wages, orders by Lord Townshend including that Philip Case is to deliver the harpsichord and organ to Mrs Walker, it being her property.
Letters to Philip Case as agent for the recovery of rents due to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, from property in Walton, Walpole and Emneth; the letters from Trinity are written by Thomas Ansell, Francis Simpson and George Carr, successive bursars, and Thomas Lombe, mainly about arrears of rent from Mrs Frances Farthing's leasehold and distraint upon other tenants, with letter from Thomas Dixon with account of quit rent for manor of West Walton, late the Duke's, 1759, and account of Case's fees.
Sir John Turner, Pall Mall, to Philip Case: thanks for his advice and his 'tender & genteel' manner of introducing it; was unable to meet unreasonable terms of Sir Thomas Gooch to pay off the mortgage, and ejectments were served; asks if there is any way to keep Gooch out of possession to give Turner time to raise the money.
Sir John Turner, Pall Mall, to Philip Case: as requested, is appointing Robert Overman, a kinsman of Case's brother's wife, as tide waiter at Wells; nothing has happened about the ejectments; thanks for Case's letter of advice but is surprised he didn't write sooner, and that his objections to his want of proper economy should be made immediately upon his income being considerably augmented; wishes to discuss 'conduct of a certain person'.