Copper & Steel Plate Printing Office.
78 Margaret St Cavendish Sqre W.
14 Nov 1858
Plates 1 & 2 in your list are in my possession to be <illeg> Plates 3 & 4 coppers I used the former, I only took 50 off the latter 100 both upon india paper having steel plates of other subjects that inked so much better I did not think it worth while to put in the titles.
The 3rd plate, and best, plate “Congress of Deputies came too late to use hence its return to you I regret with you that more time was not given From all I hear the public are surprised as well as delighted with the result. They all express a desire to see something larger.
I will forward your ac as requested in a few days.
I am Yr Obt Sert
H Fox Talbot Esqe