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Townshend family; 1465-1950; Marquess of Townshend
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Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: tenant Bale has not repaired his fen...

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.'