Many thanks, my dear Sir, for your kind invitation <1> to Lacock Abbey which I regret much that we cannot accept – Next week we are going into Gloucestershire to visit Sir W. [Greive?] & afterwards I am full of engagements untill we depart for our Winter quarters in Dorset. In truth I shall hasten my departure in consequence of the very disturbed state of Sherborne & its neighborhood. You have doubtless seen the account of the outrages at Sherborne Castle, <2> by private reports are even [illegible deletion] worse than the public ones in the Newspapers – I shall be much gratified at some future & I trust happier moment to avail myself of your hospitality
Believe me my dr Sir vy truly & faithfully yrs
Keble House [illegible]
Oct 23. 1831
Cirencester October twenty three 1831
H. F. Talbot Esr
2. Following the Lords’ rejection of the second Reform Bill in October 1831, there was rioting at various parts of Dorset.