41 University Street
July 3rd 1847.
Not having complied with the request contained in my Sons letter to you of the 22d Ultimo <1> he has placed in my hands your letters to him of the 28th, and of yesterday’s date – than which to say the least of them, nothing can be more unsatisfactory
I am therefore desired by him to apply to you for the sum of £6., being one month’s Salary or wages agreed before by you and him, and to acquaint you that unless the same be paid to me on, or before the 10th Instant, he has instructed me to enter a plaint, that a Summons may be issued for the recovery thereof, and for the attendance of his witnesses, I need hardly remark that the above claim is, in my view of the case, the least sum he is entitled to. It will be proved on the day of hearing, that you said when speaking of the Agreement of engagement you made with my Son – "that it was not in writing". –
My Son will make oath that Mr Henneman told him on the 22d Ultimo, that he had nothing whatever to do, as a principal, with the Establishment at No. 122, Regent Street – of which fact we have further proofs and that you had desired him to tell my Son what he stated to him upon that occasion.
I am, Sir your most obedt Servt
Henry Fox Talbot, Esquire.
P.S: With reference to the proposition contained in your letter of yesterday’s date, which is altogether new; I beg to say, that my Son declines acceding [sic] to it, inasmuch as he has no instrument proper for the occasion, and that it formed no part of the agreement with you to pay an assistant, which would be necessary, nor to find his own Materials. It must be distinctly understood that whether you employ him or not he cannot forego his claim for one month’s Salary.
Henry Fox Talbot, Esquire
122 Regent Street