Jany 30. 1863.
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My dear Sir –
I must apologise for not acknowledging your letter earlier – but being away from Lacock – (where we return to day) It followed me here –
I beg to thank you for writing to me to to <sic> inform me of the Cottagers’ “tea” – &c. on the 3rd of February –
With every good wish to your Son – on the auspicious day – & with kind remembrances to Mrs Talbot & yourself
Believe me yrs. very Sincerely
H F Talbot Esq