51 Eaton Place <1>
Some time ago, as we journeyed to London together in this Railroad, I told you I understood a piece of Land, called I think Rosse's, belonging to the Montague Estate was for sale.
On calling on Mr Robins, <2> about it, it was offered to me to rent, and accordingly I have taken a Lease of it for 21 years.
But yesterday when I signed it, he told me to my surprise, that if an eligible offer were made, it might be purchased. So I hasten to acquaint you with the circumstance, because – if you were to buy it, you probably could not get a better Tenant than myself, or if you chose it, by my Lease it wd be in your Power to turn me out on giving a year’s Notice. I tell you this, but I don’t particularly wish it to be generally known, tho’ if a bona fide offer were made by any one, no doubt he wd be made acquainted with it.
Mr Robins mentioned also, that to his regret he was going to Law with you about some Tithes, but was willing to leave the case to Arbitration – Perhaps you do not know this, if you do, excuse my stating it.
Believe me yours vy truly
T H S Sotheron
2. William Robins, London solicitor.