22nd April 1833
I duly received your letter <2> of the 20th Inst. covering the first half of a Ten Pound Bank of England note. Mr Awdry <3> having received the other half agreeably to your advice. Which sum has been duly paid to the Treasure: for the obtaining an Act of Parliament for Lighting, Watching, and Improving the Town of Chippenham; and for which the Committee desire me to return their thanks, and further hope for your support in passing the like through the House of Commons. –
I remain Sir, Respectfully Your Obedt Servt
John Provis. Secry
To H. F. Talbot Esqr M. P. London
H. F. Talbot Esqr M. P.
29 Albemarle Street <4>
1. Chippenham, Wiltshire: largest town near Lacock, 3 miles N.
2. Letter not located.
3. West Awdry (1807–1892), solicitor, Chippenham.
4. WHFT lived at this London address, just down the street from the Royal Institution, for half of April and the whole of May, 1833.