10th April 1833
I am directed by the Committee, formed here, for the purpose of obtaining an Act of Parliament, for Lighting, Watching, and Improving the Town of Chippenham; to inclose a copy of the resolutions passed at a Public meeting held at the Town hall here, on the 2nd Instant; at the same time, to be your subscription towards the same; and your support in carrying it through the House of Commons.. – <sic>
Your letter <2> of the 4th Ultimo, directed to the Town clerk here; supposes that you have already subscribed for this purpose, for which we now solicit your support. I beg to state, that what you then gave, was toward an annual Subscription, raised for Lighting, and Watching, the Town, for the Winter; the amount of which, has been expended for that purpose, should we obtain an Act, we shall not then stand in need of any further annual subscription, as we should raise the amount we want by rate. – We have made some progress with our subscription. The Corporation has subscribed One Hundred Pounds, and Mr Neeld, <3> the same sum, towards our fund for obtaining, the Act of Parliament.
I am Sir Respectfully
Your Obedt Sert
Secretary to the Committee
M. P. Lacock Abbey Wilts
1. Chippenham, Wiltshire: largest town near Lacock, 3 miles N.
2. Letter not located.
3. Joseph Neeld (1789–1856), MP & botanist.