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Document number: 1892
Date: 19 Nov 1829
Dating: 19th? 1829?
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: FITZMAURICE Henry Petty
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA29-123
Last updated: 1st September 2003


Novr 19th

Dear Talbot

I have just received your letter. I am rather shocked at your unconstitutional supposition that a Ld Lt can have to do with the examination of Sheriffs – I am afraid you would contemplate without horror the H. of Lords amending a money bill –

Sheriffs being civil Officers are picked out of a list of gentlemen furnished at each <illegible> by the Judges – this picking takes place at the Privy Council – I think generally about the end of the Year –

I write in haste having many letters to dispatch before I can get of <sic> to Brighton – but concluded by your putting the question suddenly, you required an immediate answer –

I do not wonder you have escaped from the interminable list of visits – which seems to allow a very distant perspective of Laycock of poor Laycock which seems to have fallen into disgrace.

yours ever affecly


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