I have talked the matter of your Patent over with Mr Beard <1> and I hand you the result which Mr Beard considers <illegible deletion> a fair proposition on his side If you approve of the arrangement suggested you will be so good as to hand My letter to your Solicitor that he may draw up a proper agreement for your and Mr Beards signatures. You will also give such powers to your Solicitor as will enable him to grant licenses in Your absence from England
I am your obdt St
W. H. F. Talbot Esq
W H F Talbot Esqr
1. Richard Beard (1801–1885), coal merchant & daguerreotypist, London.