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Document number: 4302
Date: 08 Jul 1841
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: KING William Charles
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA41-044
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Dear Sir

I beg to send you herewith a copy of the proposed agreement with Professor Wheatstone <1> which has been altered or rather redrawn in order to make the terms more clear & specific.

It has been settled by Counsel & I beg to refer you to a copy of his opinion – It is quite impossible to frame any instrument which can give you a joint interest and participation in profits without constituting a partnership – or bringing the transaction within the laws against a jury.– You must therefore either determine to take the risk of partnership, or the only course must be for you to treat the matter as a loan of money at 5 per cent interest.

I will be here on Friday and Saturday next at 2 oclock, & be at your service if you can make it convenient to call on either of those days, or I will attend any other appointments you will make.

I am Dear Sir
Yours very obediently

Mr Char King

Serjeants from Fleet Street

8th July 1841

W H F Talbot Esqr


1. Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802–1875), scientist.

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