Document ReferencePl C 1/747
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Mr [William] Thomas at the Earl of Oxford's, Dover Street, London; 30 Jul. 1734
Date30 July 1734
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas told Mr Merry what was in the letter sent by 'my Lord' [2nd Earl of Oxford]; writes that Merry spoke about his problems in borrowing enough money to pay for the 'fat Cattle' which his customers require; has spent about £100 in paying the Land Tax and other disbursements which is hard because he has so little cash.

Explains that the tenants have to pay their servants so they will not be able to pay any rents for a while; adds that even if the crops from Kingston Wood and Norman's farm are sold the proceeds will not be enough; is worried about the situation.
Termeconomic affairs, circulation of money
estate business, Wimpole

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39310Merry; - (fl 1733-1736); Mr; butcher for 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshirefl 1733-1736
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
NA38705Cossen; John (fl 1713-1738); Mr; wood agent later chief agent of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Wimpolefl 1713-1738
NA38810Thomas; William (fl 1715-1742); Mr; steward for the 2nd Earl of Oxford's Marylebone estatefl 1715-1742
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