Dec 19. 62Gladst
I hve recd yr lr of the 16th inst As I find msf alm entrly wout infn on the sujt
of to wch y. call my attn I hve wrn to WA requesting him t giv me a the Neccessy partrs. I am sure y will not expect me When I hve recd them if it appears tht there is nothing in the plan wch can operate to the disadvtge of future incumbts of Lacock, I shll be willing to consent to the change proposed, but at present the subjt has not bn suffy explnd to me to enable m to say more
We are spendg the winter in Edinb Mrs T. & my drs send their kind regards to yr family
December 19, 1862Gladstone
I have received your letter of the sixteenth inst. <1> As I find myself almost entirely without influence on the subject
of to which you call my attention I have written to West Awdry <2> requesting him to give me a the necessary particulars. I am sure you will not expect me When I have received them if it appears that there is nothing in the plan which can operate to the disadvantage of future incumbants of Lacock, I shall be willing to consent to the change proposed, but at present the subject has not been sufficiently explained to me to enable me to say more.
We are spending the winter in Edinburgh. Mrs Talbot and my daughters <3> send their kind regards to your family.
2. West Awdry (1807–1892), solicitor, Chippenham.
3. Constance Talbot, née Mundy (1811–1880), WHFT’s wife, and their three daughters, Ela Theresa Talbot (1835–1893), WHFT’s 1st daughter, Rosamond Constance ‘Monie’ Talbot (1837–1906), artist & WHFT’s 2nd daughter, and Matilda Caroline Gilchrist-Clark, ‘Tilly’, née Talbot (1839–1927), WHFT’s 3rd daughter.