I called on Mr H. G. Awdry <1> yesterday after I saw you he assured me that he knew nothing about the Bridges except that he understood from Mr Ward <2> that the sites had been fixed on by Mr Little and himself he promised to write to Mr Ward and let me have his reply I have been unable to see Mr Little to-day but will endeavor to do so tomorrow and request him to see you before you leave home
Will it not be better to get the Exchange Deeds signed by Mr Mansel Talbot? <3>
I am dear SirYour obliged Sert
9 Dec. 1846
I have just received the enclosed Copy Letter from Mr Ward to Mr Awdry of Melksham I have since seen Mr Little who will wait upon you on Saturday or Monday Morning as you may appoint. he tells me that he saw you after he met Mr Ward and understood that you approved the Sites. the Upper Bridge is not fixed.
1. Henry Goddard Awdry (18041881), solicitor, Chippenham.
2. Richard James Ward, of Bath.
3. Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot (18031890), immensely wealthy landowner, mathematician & politician; WHFTs Welsh cousin.