Philip Case, Lynn, to Lord Townshend: will sort out a dispute about fences as he is always concerned to hear of anything which makes Townshend uneasy; asks that his nephew Thomas Burslem, a poor weak, unhappy, honest man, should succeed Mr Spenser in the Rudham livings, but begs Townshend will not let his partiality for himself induce him to act against his inclination. [Copy]
Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: tenant Bale has not repaired his fences as instructed, and because he later spoke kindly to Bale, Case's brother [Townshend's agent Edward Case] appears to think he did not mean it. 'Your Brother gives me continual proofs that in his judgement my understanding is a very sorry one. But I am not the less conceited or the less pleased with the abilities Providence has endowed me with because He esteems them mean, pitifull and low.'
Letters from Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: purchase of Nuthall's estate at Aylsham for Mrs Walker [his mistress] without mentioning her name; she will settle it on Townshend after her decease 'which pray God avert'.
Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: wishes to settle some points with Case's brother of Toftrees and asks Case to be present; his present situation jars his nerves and he hopes for a calm explanation to make all easy in future.
Lord Townshend, to Philip Case: 'your friend and my relation' [his son Charles Townshend] furnishes much conversation in town; he had accepted position as First Lord of the Admiralty but tried to insist on Mr Burrell's appointment to a seat on the board; further details and political gossip.
Charles Townshend, St James's Street, to Philip Case: in great difficulty as to qualification for forthcoming election as that made at previous one has been destroyed by his brother's marriage settlement; fears his father won't be able to make another and asks advice; if any freemen of Yarmouth live in Lynn he will pay their expenses to Yarmouth. Cover addressed 'To be sent without Delay to Mr Case wherever he is, & not to be opened by any other Person'.
Correspondence between Philip Case, George, 4th viscount Townshend [later 1st marquess] and Edward Bacon, Bruton Street, about the death of the 3rd viscount on 14 March, his will, arrangements for the funeral, with letters from Lee Warner, Mr Coldham, James Jones, Lord Orford, executorship business, etc.
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.