th Thursday morng
I am afraid it may be owing to some mistake of mine that you have not been formally asked to be upon Methuen’s committee,<1> I understand they hoped you would, & perhaps meant me to ask you, at all events let me ask you now, for all possible exertion is wanting, to go to Wilts without delay & assist. Henry <2> has been available for him ever since his own election –
I hope to hear better accounts of Feilding <3> from Richmond & trust the fresh air will tell at last –
H F Talbot Esq
Marquis of Lansdowne
If not there to be forwarded
1. Paul Methuen, Baron Methuen (1779–1849), MP.
2. Henry Fitzmaurice, Lord Shelburne, 4th Marquess of Lansdowne (1816–1866), MP.
3. Rear Admiral Charles Feilding (1780–1837), Royal Navy; WHFT’s step-father.