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
Decr 18th 1830 –
1. Paul Methuen, Baron Methuen (1779–1849), MP.