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TitleLetter from William Wenman, Newark, Nottinghamshire to [E. Harley] 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, St James's, London; 27 Sept. 1729
Date27 September 1729
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSends 2 bills of Abel Smith drawn up on his brother Samuell Smith, one for £400 and the other for £550, from Mr Gace; mentions that the floods are so great that he does not know whether he will able to get back to his receipt at Mansfield on the next Monday, but hopes to be able to send the earl another bill in the next week; reports that John Kinder, one of the earl's tenants at Kirkby has had the misfortune to lose his whole team of 7 horses which drowned last week on the road to Derby to a loss of about £60; mentions that he would gladly be a petitioner to the earl for £5-£10 because the man is such a good tenant, and has paid a good sum in building on the earl's farm; has written to Samuell Smith about the bills.
Termweather, floods
animals, horses

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38876Smith; Abel (-1756); Mr; brother of Samuel Smith; of Nottingham and East Stoke-1756
NA38770Smith; Samuel (-1751); Mr; brother of Abel Smith; of Woodstreet and London-1751
NA38717Gace; - (fl 1713-1730); Mr; rent collector and agent to 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1713-1730
NA38877Kinder; John (fl 1729); Mr; tenant of the Earl of Oxford at Kirkbyfl 1729
NA38704Wenman; William (-1750); Mr; secretary and agent to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and the Earl and Countess of Oxford-1750
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
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