Document ReferencePl C 1/712
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 13 Jun. 1731
Date13 June 1731
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionIs grateful for the earl's kindness to the tenant in reducing the rent of Kingston Wood Farm by £40 p.a.; writes that because of the severe drought he is considering ordering the hay to be brought in; warns that there will be shortages; expects the barley and pea crops to be bad; adds that in the Fens there are few crops, and that the price of cattle is going down; mentions that Mr Sandys passed through Shingay and did some business but has now gone to Chippenham; undertakes to do his best 'to get Mondys to pay Mr Wortham'.
Termeconomic affairs, low prices
agriculture, crops, bad
rents, Wimpole

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA12519Sandys; Samuel (1695-1770); 1st Baron Sandys; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1742-17431695-1770
NA39295Mondys; - (fl 1731); -fl 1731
NA39296Wortham; - (fl 1731); Mrfl 1731
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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