Colonel George Townshend, Audley Square, to Philip Case: his father's unexpected and undeserved reception of himself and his wife gave him little opportunity of lamenting the venerable trees which lay prostrate; now hears his father is cutting down all the trees at Raynham, begs Case to remonstrate with him on his behalf, and asks what his legal position is; with draft reply by Philip Case, 29 Apr 1755
Lord Townshend, Grosvenor Street, to Philip Case: malicious rumour that he has cut down the wood in his park at Raynham and that Colonel Townshend will file a bill in Chancery against him; looks upon Case as the guard of the innocence of his conduct in all affairs of this nature. With draft reply
Philip Case, Lynn, to Lord Townshend at Raynham Hall: has taken all steps possible about the reversion but Townshend may wish to have the business transacted by another; deeds for an exchange being drawn up.
Lord Townshend, Rabley, to Philip Case: will be at Raynham to execute the exchange deeds and intends to stay for the winter; if Lord Exeter wishes to sell his own life interest in the reversion the two could be sold together; they should not be confined to Norfolk inhabitants but be advertised in some of the London papers; if Case has any scruples about selling the reversion it would be kind and ingenuous to tell him so, and he will find someone in London to do the business for him.