3 July 1839
I am happy to inform you that Mrs Peck has consented to the exchange of Lands at Innlands Farm which you authorized me to propose; Shall I communicate with Messrs King <2> on the subject or will you prefer doing so personally while you are in Town? It will be neccessary to furnish Mrs Peck with an abstract of your Title to the Land proposed to be given in Exchange, and her Solr will shew her Title to the Lands intended be given up to you – which I believe is precisely similar to that under which some years ago purchased a Field of Mr Montague’s Trustees, and which was then approved by counsel employed by Mr Miche<illegible> <3> on your behalf.
Mr Peck considers she is making a sacrifice in giving up the three small Fields which I pointed out to you as being so desirable an addition to your Farm, but she is tempted to do so by the contiguity of your land to her own residence.
I am Dear Sir
Your obliged & obed. Serv
H. F. Talbot Esq
31. Sackville Street
1. Chippenham, Wiltshire: largest town near Lacock, 3 miles N.
2. William Read King & Son, solicitors, London.
3. Probably Edward Michell, solicitor, Chippenham. Text written off the edge of the page.