22 May 1859
My dear Sir,
Yesterday I received in London your letter of the 18th Inst which Mrs Talbot had forwarded to me there. I immediately called on & saw Mr Bolton who explained to me the matter of dispute between himself and Mr Gibson. As it relates to a subject concerning which I am unable, from my own knowledge, to form an opinion or judge which is in the right, I told Mr Bolton that I would on returning to Edinburgh consult Mr Dundas on the matter and then communicate the result to you. I shall call on Mr Dundas tomorrow morning and, as soon as I have ascertained what is the proper course, write again to you. –
My own impression at present is that Mr Bolton should charge for his share of work (such as correspondence & revising) done in this business, over and above the expenses due to Mr Gibson for drawing the deed. – for I do not exactly see how it could be otherwise managed without one or other of the Gentlemen employed suffering a diminution of emolument. – but I hope to be able to write positively tomorrow. –
On arriving here this morning I found your letter of the 19th – I also duly received your letter of the 11th. –
I am, My dear Sir, Yours very sincerely
H. F. Talbot Esq.