|Content Description||Discusses the duchess's decision to leave her Northumberland estate to Lady Spencer [Francis Howard née Spencer, dau. of 3rd Earl of Sunderland and wife of 4th Earl of Carlisle]; comments on the 'covetous tempers' of the Duke and Duchess of M[arlborough ?] and their disloyalty during the reign of King William.|
Thanks the duchess for her good intention towards his son; mentions that Lord Scarborough obtained the post of distributor of stamps for his son-in-law, but has been unable to do the same for his son.
Describes a neighbouring attorney and his wife who pretend to be great Whigs, but are really Jacobites and papists, and assures her that Lord Scarborough and Sir Henry Liddell are trying to get him removed.
Requests that Captain Ogle be granted permission to take a few stones from Earsdon [?] Quarry in order to build a coldhouse