Our Engineer called on us yesterday to say that it is absolutely necessary that he should proceed with the Bridges at once. Will you therefore be kind enough to let us know by return of Post whether you wish to accept unconditionally of the proposition contained in our letter to Messrs Awdry of Chippenham of the 31st Ult –
Should we not hear from you we shall presume that you would wish to decline the proposal.
I am Dear SirYour obedt faithful
W H F Talbot Esq