15 April 1841
I beg to acknowledge the handsome letter <1> I received from you this morning which is perfectly satisfactory.
I regret to see that you intimate that the Company sustained some loss on the occasion, which however I hardly understand the cause of, as I left four, if not five persons at the station claiming the inside of the coach–
I am Sir
Your very obedt servt
Chas Saunders Esq.
H.F. Talbot <2>
Laycock Abbey } 15 Apr 1841
2. Remainder of text written in another hand.