12 Charlotte Street
4 April 1865
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 £34Ì18Ì3. 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 £34Ì18Ì3 less income tax 17/6Ì 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.