|Content Description||Encloses a bill for £300 drawn by Mr Abell Smith on Mr Samuel Smith [not present]; reports that Birch's case was called first at the Assizes, but that Birch claimed his witnesses had not arrived although some of them were there; writes that Judge Reynolds allowed Birch to postpone the case as long as he paid for the witnesses' costs, so that Wenman and the others were forced to wait until the very end.|
Adds that on Wenman's victory, he reminded the judge of Birch's promise, and he had to promise again to pay the money; undertakes to make sure that Mr Whitehead sends his bill of costs to Mr Bannister as soon as possible, so that Birch can be forced to pay what he owes; refers to the stress under which he has been on account of the case; is going to Newark.
Letter dated 24 Mar. 1728/9.
Postscript [written by Mrs Wenman]:
Writes that her husband has been 'taken very Ill of a Feaver' and will not be able to go to Newark; reassures the earl that he will send his bill by Mr Monk.