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Document number: 8960
Date: 04 Apr 1865
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: GIBSON J & H G
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 23rd April 2011

12 Charlotte Street
4 April 1865

Dear Sir,

Since you called here yesterday it has occurred to us to remind you that the annual penalty payable to the Earl of Moray for your house is 34183. If you paid the feuduty<1> at Martinmas, then there is no occasion for providing for it at present, as we believe Lord Moray only collects his feuduties once a year but if you did not pay at Martinmas, there will be a demand for the 34183 less income tax 17/6 at Whitsunday 15 May next.

We are Dear Sir Yours very faithfully
J & H. G. Gibson

W. H. Fox Talbot Esq


1. A feu duty, under Scots law, was a payment made for the the use of land or a house, in perpetuity.

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