Augt 26 1846
I did not immediately reply to your letter of the 20th instant as I have been expecting your promised Answer to the other question referred to in my last. As I have not however yet heard I may as well write to say that you may consider the matter as settled as to the Company agreeing to bear the expense of the Reference in consideration of your consenting to their bringing the works of the Railway not exceeding 20 feet nearer the Abbey than the Agreement would have allowed –
I shall feel much obliged by your giving me a definite Answer to all the other points referred to in my letter of the 15th instant as it would be desirable that all questions between us should be finally settled.
The question of the two corners is a very trifling one as so little land will be wanted and I am happy to say that now the Company have obtained their amended Act no material difficulties can arise –
Every thing is settled as to the Line itself and as to the Deviation of the Lanes the Company can apply for Powers to the Board of Trade if necessary or if they prefer it they can cross upon a Lease.
The only other question is that of possession and though it would be desirable to obtain this immediately it is after all only a question of a few weeks.
I have the Honor to beDear Sir
Mr H F Talbot Esq