29 May 1840
I enclose the Counterpart Agreemt respecting the Avon Fishery signed by Captn Rooke <2> and I annex a Copy of his Letter to me accompanying it –
Your obliged & Obed Servt
Lackham House May 29/40
I enclose you my part of the Agreement as to the Fishery – As to Blackham and Humphries’ conduct to my Keeper I of course shall say no more than that I hope you will tell them, Mr Talbot did not approve of their conduct in that transaction – if they are not acquainted with it they will most likely think and say, Mr Talbot approved of it by the Summons being dismissed – I felt quite sure Mr Talbot would not approve of such an unprovoked Attack – With Compts
I remain &c
“F. W. Rooke”
H. F. Talbot Esqr
1. Chippenham, Wiltshire: largest town near Lacock, 3 miles N.
2. Captain Frederick William Rooke (1782–1855), of Lackham, Wilts.