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: wishes to purchase a small estate in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire, to a value of £200 p.a.; prepared to buy it and then build a house upon it as building is cheap in those parts; the sale of his reversionary interest will enable him to make the purchase.
Lord Townshend, Rabley, to Philip Case: thanks for enquiring of Mr [Charles] Burney about 'our Musick'; is obliged to Mr Burney for the assistance 'he is so good as to give us by the List of Tunes he has made out for us and for his kind offer of his further assistance in procuring any of them ... and adapting them to the organ with such embellishments as shall be suitable to that instrument'; has not yet been able to see Pike our organ maker; is now interested in buying estate in this neighbourhood of Hertfordshire as Yorkshire is too remote; detailed criticism of Hertfordshire farming practices; pressing need to sell reversionary interest.
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.
William L[angley], mayor, to Colonel Townshend, Sir Armine Wodehouse, Sir John Turner and Horatio Walpole: requests that they oppose petitions for further continuation of duties for the harbours of Rye and Dover. [copy]