I am just going to Devizes to conduct the nomination for North Wilts – I heard of a rumour of a Contest only Saturday night, but I did not hear the name of the Candidate. I think the County will be taken completely by surprise – I will write you on my return from Devizes if there is any thing to communicate – I will pay the £100 to the Melksham <2> Bank to-day
West AwdryMonday Morning<Mar 30>
No opposition – Mr Long and Mr Estcourt <3> have been re-elected.
1. Chippenham, Wiltshire: largest town near Lacock, 3 miles N.
2. Melksham, Wiltshire: market town near Lacock, 2 miles S.
3. Thomas Henry Sutton Sotheron Bucknall Estcourt (1801–1876), MP.