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TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 9 Jul. 1727
Date9 July 1727
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that the minister of Little Gransden, Mr Musgrave, has brought to Cossen's attention his enterprise in setting up a sand pit; writes that he [Cossen] went to see the place but explained that it was too far away for it to be profitable to buy the sand; adds that Mr Musgrave told him that he has been doing all he can in the neighbourhood to secure votes for Sir John Cotton, and asked that the earl might send a letter indicating his wishes or authorise the distribution of some little gifts to the freeholders.

Mentions that 'Sir George Downing orders Treats to be made 3 or 4 times a week in his neighborhood'; adds that Sir Humfrey Monox and Sir Anthony Chester are to stand for Bedfordshire and that 'men of distinction' have been canvassing for votes; explains what he has been doing with springs, drains and stews at the Horse Pond, and how this will benefit the fish.
Termelections, Cambridgeshire 1727
elections, Bedfordshire 1727
gardens, Wimpole, ponds

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39179Musgrave; James (fl 1714-1727); -; Rector of Little Gransden Cambridgeshire since 1714fl 1714-1727
NA39001Cotton; John Hinde (c.1688-1752); 3rd Baronet Cotton of Landwade; succ. 1713; MP Cambridge 1708-22 and 1727-41, Cambridgeshire 1722-27, and Marlborough 1741-52c.1688-1752
NA39051Downing; George (c.1685-1749); 3rd Baronet; MP of Gamlingay Park Cambridgeshire; founder of Downing College Cambridgec.1685-1749
NA39180Chester; Anthony (fl 1727); Sir; candidate in the 1727 Bedfordshire electionfl 1727
NA39181Monoux; Humphrey (c.1702-1757); 4th Baronet; MP 1728-41; of Wooton Bedfordshirec.1702-1757
NA38705Cossen; John (fl 1713-1738); Mr; wood agent later chief agent of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Wimpolefl 1713-1738
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
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