28 Royal Crescent, Bath
Novr 13th 1834
Captn Rooke presents his Compts to Mr Talbot and begs the favor of the loan of his Machine for moving large Trees; which, he is about to do at Lackham <1> – Captn Rooke trusts tho’ at present personally unknown to Mr Talbot, that he is not taking too great a liberty by the above request –.
1. Captain Rooke had just purchased Lackham House, Wiltshire, 2 mi NW of Lacock, although the Trustees had previously sold off much of the estate. He followed WHFT as Sheriff of Wilts in 1842 and there is a memorial to him in St Cyriacs, Lacock.