Sir Nathaniel Bacon to Sir Francis Bacon: hopes report he is to make in the court of star chamber touching Sir G. Southcott will be favourable; thinks well of the latter who was a suitor to his daughter Townshend. Copy in hand of Martin Man
Philip Case, Lynn, to [Lord Townshend]: details of Sigismund Trafford who lives in Sir Robert Walpole's house in Winch, 'a little upon the Tory' who may be too indolent to act; doubts if the three corporation men should be put in [for the commission of the peace] as the high steward is older than recipient.
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 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.
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, 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.