Philip Case to Colonel George Townshend: warns him to write to his father and apologise for his silence. Endorsed 'Copy letter ..... which had its desired effect for he wrote to my Lord and his Lordsps anger ceases, but I dare not tell him, I wrote to the Col. 18 June 1757'.
Colonel George Townshend, Cranmer, to Philip Case: Mr Collison, a tenant of Lord Townshend, has persuaded two militia men in Eynsford hundred not to take the oaths and enrol; asks what legal penalties should be enforced. With endorsement by Case that this accusation was groundless.
Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: Case has always prevailed upon him to postpone selling his reversionary interest in the estate in Flegg hundred; the delay has cost him money but is now determined to do so; if Case will not act for him, asks him to return all the papers; 'It is my misfortune to be looked on by the Herd of Men as one of very weak judgment' but is not the least disturbed by this.
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.
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.
Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: will agree to Lord Exeter's proposal that they should share the purchase price equally, even though Exeter's life interest is not of the same value as his own reversionary interest, provided Exeter bears the same share of the expenses.