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Document number: 3903
Date: 06 Jul 1839
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: UNIDENTIFIED
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 24th October 2009

Sir,

Llansantraed House <1> is to be let from year to year at 180 per Annm the Tenant paying all rates and Taxes or two hundred pounds per Annm the Landlord undertaking to pay those charges but as this is not a convenient time for leaving a House on account of the Garden I prefer letting for six or eighteen months so that the Tenancy should end at the 2d of Feby next or at Feby 2d 1841

The Tenant will be expected to keep the interior of the House and the Furniture in good order and repair ordinary deterioration being allowed, and the Landlord will keep the outside of the Premises in repair should these times suit your views I must beg an answer by return of post. having another application from a Gentleman in Bath who expects a reply

I am Sir
Your very obt Svt
Josh [undeiphered - Drummond?]
Newport

July 6 1839

Henry Talbot Esqre
31 Sackville Street
London


Notes:

1. With the situation complicated by variations in the spelling of Welsh, there were quite a few possibilities for hamlets of this name at the time, but only Llansaintfraed, on the river Usk just north of Newport, is known to have had a house by the same name. At present, it is not known why WHFT was interested in renting a house in the area.

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