7. Oct. 1847
In your note of the 28th Ulto you mentioned that you would send me by the next post the reasons which you had formerly given to Mr H.G. Awdry <2> in support of your claim to the higher Amot of Purchase money (£260) for Wick Farm, and £240 pr Acre for the remainder of the Land, as the Amount which Lord
Wellesley Methuen <3> received from the Company.
I have not received any such communication from you, and I therefore sent in a Claim for the following Sums – vizt
For pt of Wick Farm
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9. 0. 10. @ £260 [illegible] 2356. 5. 0
7. 3. 17 @ £240 – 1885. 10. 0
3. 0. 0 [late?] Fussells
as agreed on 550. 0. 0
and have since received the enclosed from the Companys Solicitors.
I am Dear SirYour Obliged Servant
H. F. Talbot Esq.P.S.To make Messrs Awdry’s reply more clear I ought to add that after sending the Draft Conveyance and claim as before stated I accidentally met Mr Awdry, and finding he strongly objected to the higher rate for Wick Farm as not warranted by the Agreement or Award, I suggested, as from myself, a reference to some professional Man – and I still think it desirable if you have any doub I have added Extracts from the Agreement and Award in case you have not the originals at hand.
1. Chippenham, Wiltshire: largest town near Lacock, 3 miles N.
2. Henry Goddard Awdry (1804–1881), solicitor, Chippenham.
3. Paul Methuen, Baron Methuen (1779–1849), MP.