The ArchŠological meeting at Bath<1> has brought to my recollection the existence of the accompanying documents. They were, I believe, taken from [sic] old box in a hay loft at the Abbey whilst occupied by Mr Grosett,<2> being evidently treated as things of no value. But as they are really curious I think that they ought to be in your possession, & therefore return them to you. if however, you do not value them, I should like to have them again.
I am Sir, Your obedt Servt
Oct 2 / 52
Talbot Esq. Lacock Abbey
1. The Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society met in the Assembly Rooms at Bath on 28 September.
2. John Rock Grosett (1783-1866), MP; Jamaican Parliament; occupant of Lacock Abbey until summer 1827.