24 Oct. 1840
I have arranged with Messrs Sartain as to the Land at the Abbey by returning them half the Sum they paid, deducting 2/6 for the Locks wch their Man destroyed. They expressed clear regret at the conduct of their Servant whom they have discharged in consequence – they assured me that he had directions to apply to your Servant for the Key.
I remain Dear Sir Your obliged Servant
1. Chippenham, Wiltshire: largest town near Lacock, 3 miles N.
2. Stilwell & Company.
3. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, née Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (1773–1846), WHFT’s mother.
4. Hughes Locke Olivier Saunders, Devizes.