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A. Panizzi Esq
[in another hand:] Rec. Jany 3d 1857
Lacock Abbey, Friday
[illegible deletion] 2 Jan.ry 1857
I beg to acknowledge your very friendly letter of the 29th ult. in accordance with which I now think it will be best to wait until you have received from Sir H. Rawlinson the letter which you expect from him- if it appears from that letter that he has any objection to the lithographs being given to me, I shall then beg leave to withdraw my request, as I do not wish to be the cause of any trouble.
I remain Sir yours very faithfully
H. F. Talbot