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.'