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TitleLetter [from John Cossen], Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Down Hall; 2 Aug. 1731
Date2 August 1731
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas sent Samuel Jackson with mutton, '7 Ruffs and Reves', partridges and things from the garden; reports that thunder destroyed a house near Caxton and the chimneys at the postmaster's house; writes that Charles Gunter has appeared before Mr Nightingale and Captain Eversden and made an oath relating to the duty on the soap; states that an Order has been issued that the amount should be allowed in the next payment; blames the excise-man for the mistake.

Writes that Joseph Norman is refusing to organise transport to bring bricks and timber for repairs at his farm in Arrington, although they are ready for him; remarks that the teams at Wimpole are already busy enough with all the carting which needs to be done.

Writer identified by context and handwriting.
Termweather, thunder
domestic affairs, provisions
taxation, excise
building works, houses, repairs

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39125Jackson; Samuel (-1736); Mr; servant at Wimpole-1736
NA39090Gunter; Charles (-1735); Mr; brewer candle and soap maker at Wimpole-1735
NA39142Eversden; - (fl 1727-1731); Captain; JP in Cambridgeshirefl 1727-1731
NA39110Nightingale; Edward (-1750); Mr; JP; of Kneesworth Cambridgeshire-1750
NA39041Norman; Joseph (fl 1723-1736); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Arrington Cambridgeshirefl 1723-1736
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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