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Document number: 2101
Date: 18 Dec 1830
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: HORLOCK Knightley William
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 6th February 2013

Sir /

I must apologise for the liberty I am taking in renewing my application of last year, upon the subject of drawing your covers for a fox, when the hounds are in your neighbourhood; but having obtained Mr Methuens <1> permission to that effect, with that of the other gentlemen around you, I venture to hope your objection of last season will now be obviated and that you will have the kindness to grant us the favor of a similar permission

I beg to assure you that you shall not be annoyed by any footpeople whom I can easily avoid and that your Pheasants will be very little disturbed by the hounds passing through the covers

I have the honor to remain your obedient humbe Servt
M W Horlock

Ashwick
Decr 18th 1830


Notes:

1. Paul Methuen, Baron Methuen (17791849), MP.