March 2 1846
Your letter has been forwarded to us here but did not reach us till today otherwise we should have replied to it sooner.
We are ourselves acting for Mr Paley in the matter of the Glebe land and shall be happy to attend to any suggestions which you may make on the subject of Compensation – We have just been speaking to the Engineer about the distance of this Land from Lacock Abbey and we are informed by him that it is not within the prescribed distance
We are Dear Sir Yours faithfully
HG & Justly W Awdry
W H F Talbot Esq
[envelope - in a private collection:]
H. F. Talbot Esq.
[annotated in WHFT's hand:]
H. G. Awdry