Philip Case, Lynn, to [Lord Townshend]: details of Sigismund Trafford who lives in Sir Robert Walpole's house in Winch, 'a little upon the Tory' who may be too indolent to act; doubts if the three corporation men should be put in [for the commission of the peace] as the high steward is older than recipient.
Lord Townshend to Philip Case: thanks for giving a qualification to his son Charles whom he seldom sees, and whose usual conduct is to mistrust and discredit anything he says; will not allow a penny more to be spent on the Yarmouth election than the £1,000 he lodged with Case in January for that purpose.
Charles Townshend, Yarmouth, to Philip Case: very much obliged to him; has now consulted Lord Townshend and will have no need for that favour; news of Yarmouth election; with receipt to Case by John Morse for £300, on same page.
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'.