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Document number: 1646
Date: 24 Jan 1828
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: AWDRY William Henry
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA28-010
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Chippenham <1>

24d <2> Jany 1828 –

Dear Sir –

I laid the whole of the correspondence between Mr Bush & myself, relative to Mr Sheppard’s Rent, before Mr Michell <3> – and it was a satisfaction to me to find, that he entertained no doubt whatever on the subject – The Letter from Mr Bush he considered a complete undertaking to pay the Rent – He has written to Mr Bush to that effect – but I am sorry to say with no better success than myself – the answer being a complete evasion of the principal Question & only repeating that he had not received any money for Mr Sheppard, as he expected to have done when he wrote to me – it seems that Mr Sheppard has been on the Continent for a considerable time & therefore we should not have had any means of serving him with Process – which is so far satisfactory as to proving that you have not been injured by Mr Bush having written his first Letter –

Mr Michell desires me to say that he could not recommend an Action against Mr Bush for a Debt of £15– because the taxed Costs would certainly not cover the expences. & I shall therefore hope that Mr Sheppard may return from the Continent & give me an opportunity of recovering the Debt from him – I shall not fail to keep up an Enquiry on that head –

I remain Dear Sir
Yr Obliged & Obedt Sert

W. H. Awdry

Pray be so kind as to remember the Paper Books when at leisure – before you leave the Abbey –

W. H. F. Talbot Esq
Lacock Abbey


1. Chippenham, Wiltshire: largest town near Lacock, 3 miles N.

2. 22d overwritten.

3. Edward Michell, solicitor, Chippenham.

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