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TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 11 Jun. 1728
Date11 June 1728
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas heard of the earl's good health from Mr Vaughan; reports on the progress of the young filly belonging to Lady Margaret; is postponing the grass-cutting; requests that the mowers and haymasters be allowed quantities of small beer because of the high cost of food.

Reports that John Bouron's eldest son was attacked by a mastiff and would have been in danger of losing his life if Cossen and others had not managed to pull him away; writes that his arm has swollen up and gone black; adds that the dog has been destroyed, and asks permission to 'dispose' of the rest of them 'for they are almost as bad as savage'.
Termanimals, horses
animals, dogs
medical conditions, dog bites
agriculture, grass-cutting

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39059Vaughan; - (-1729); Mr; servant to 2nd Earl of Oxford-1729
NA1079Bentinck; Margaret Cavendish (1715-1785); Duchess of Portland; née Cavendish-Harley; dau. of 2nd Earl of Oxford; m 2nd Duke of Portland 17341715-1785
NA39216Bouron; - (fl 1728); Mr; son of John Bouronfl 1728
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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