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On receiving Your letter on Tuesday I wrote to the Architect naming your suggestions. He says that Pinnacles on a Tower in so exposed a Situation would be very liable to be blown down. And that to carry up the square of the Tower to an adequate height would materially <e>ncrease the expence; for indeed it would be necessary to make it Wider, and the walls thicker. I am sorry therefore that Your views cannot be carried out. In going over the drawings again We will endeavor if possible to give it the appearance of more height –
We are happy to find that Mrs Talbot and your family like Edinb. upon the Whole: the East Wind is generally most trying in the Spring. by Which time you will probably have left it.
I am Yours vy truly
H. F. Talbot Esq
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