March 15. 1865.
It would give me very great pleasure to know that my coming forward as a Candidate for the Honour of representing the Northern Division of the County meets with your Approbation.
Should such fortunately be the Case, your Support and Encouragement would be most valuable to me – I hope that you will excuse my taking the liberty of writing to you &
I have the Honour to be Sir Your faithful Servant
Charles B. Bruce
[envelope: imprinted Savernake Forest Marlborough]
H. F. Talbot Esqr
13 Great Stuart Street