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.
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: 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.