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Document number: 459
Date: 07 Dec
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: FITZMAURICE Henry Petty
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 22nd January 2013

Bowood <1>
Decr 7th

Dear Talbot

Many thanks for your police report, & very glad I am, that before having had time to condole with you on your loss, I can in the same breath congratulate you on the recovery. The policeman certainly seems to have been very wanting in that quality, which in a policeman is a virtue, suspicion of his neighbor.

It is after all more satisfactory to the neighborhood if not to you that the crime should have been that of an individual rather than of a gang
Yrs ever truly

Lansdowne


Notes:

1. Bowood House, nr Calne, Wiltshire, 5 mi NE of Lacock: seat of the Marquess of Lansdowne.

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