Correspondence between Mrs Mary Paston [died June 1772, widow of William Paston], mainly at Arlington, Devon, her brother John Chichester, Thomas Brooke, attorney at Chipping Sudbury, Anthony Wright, banker, her brother-in-law Clement Paston, Horton, and Philip Case, mainly about dispute with tenant Thomas Delamore about repairs, and appointment by Clement Paston of Samuel Cockett of Sandringham as agent in Case's place.
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.
Cyrill Wyche, Hockwold, to Philip Case: trouble with various tenants; poor opinion of the wine he has received, the red is poor and thin and the Mountain far from being pure and perfect; will buy Case's cast-off saddle horse to run in the post chaise and will not higgle about the price 'as with a common jockey'; his housekeeper has £100 in the Old South Sea Annuities at 4%, thinks she could get 5% elsewhere and asks Case to advise; sends draft apprenticeship indenture of Sarah Scott to a mantua maker at Bury, for which he will pay, including liberty for her to go to school for instruction in reading, writing, etc.
Cyril Wyche, Hockwold, to [Philip Case]: instructions for leases; Robert Hankinson is over £200 in arrears; defaulting tenants 'only abuse any kindness or civility they may receive'; thinks he is being overcharged by Collector Turner and Charles Peast, dyke reeves of Gaywood, for banks; asks if some of his tenant Young's men can be got out of Bridewell, as a favour; needs an agent to inspect his Gaywood concern from time to time and would pay £10 10s a year; thinks he has been cheated over purchase of some horses.
E. Weston to Philip Case, mayor of Lynn Regis: sends certificate for his maid's age which came from Warwickshire; asks if he needs her sworn, and where he intends to leave the money; with declaration by Ann Mara [sic] Harrell as to her parents and other relatives, with phonetic spelling. Franked by E. Weston