2d June 1828
Dear Sir –
Hayward <2> desires me to say, that the small Rick <3> cannot be made use of till the Winter & therefore it will not be in his power to take it away at present – but that there will be plenty of room for the Rick wch is now about to be made – He informs me that the Grass is now ripe, & if the Weather becomes settled in appearance during this week, I will direct him to cut it –
I am Dear Sir Yr Obliged Servt
W. H. Awdry
W. H. F. Talbot Esq
1. Chippenham, Wiltshire: largest town near Lacock, 3 miles N.
2. Thomas Hayward (b. 1783), tenant farmer, Wick Farm, Lacock.