18 Upper Parade
You mentioned in your last letter <1> to me that you should ask the Bishop of Rochester <2> for a curacy for Mr Rogers, <3> and as I suppose increase of stipend might tempt him to leave his present cure of Laycock, I will look out for what would give me a chance of being placed there.
Though I am fully aware that you may not be able to accomplish all your kindness suggests in my behalf: perhaps it would be worth while (now that I am at Leamington, 50 miles on my way from Wing to Wiltshire) to go & see Lacock parsonage. You can give me your opinion as to this proposal; and say whether I should call on Mr Rogers – that would be the only means of seeing the house properly – though, from your description, I shall be quite content to make that curacy my chief object, without seeing the house –
My visiting it would remove that small responsibility (to use an awful word about a trifle) from you – and probably make me more anxious for it.
Can you say whether Mr Rogers is single or married; has weak or powerful lungs; and desires an arduous or a quiet curacy: as all these points are useful in directing my enquiries.
I brought my family here on Wednesday, for the benefit of this air to the health of one of our little ones, who has been very ill.
I shall remain here for a fortnight
Believe me yours very sincerely
Henry F. Talbot Esqre
31. Sackville Street
1. Letter not located.
2. George Murray, Bishop of Rochester and Dean of Worcester (1784–1860).
3. Robert Rogers, Curate at Lacock.