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Document number: 6004
Date: 07 Oct 1847
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: AWDRY West
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 21st February 2012

Chippenham <1>
7. Oct. 1847

Dear Sir,

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

[figures in columns aligned:]

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
West Awdry

H. F. Talbot Esq.

P.S.To make Messrs Awdrys 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 (18041881), solicitor, Chippenham.

3. Paul Methuen, Baron Methuen (17791849), MP.

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