June 21st 1831
I have not been able to obtain the number of the Houses standing in the Parish of Chippenham in the year 1821, but Mr Bradbury <2> has ascertained that in 1822 there were 755, exclusive of 3 which stood in two Parishes, Vizt part in Chippenham and part in an adjoining Parish. – Thirty Houses have been erected in the Parish since 1822 –
I take this Opportunity of informing you that Mr Michell <3> has declined his Practice as an Attorney & Solicitor in favor of another Gentleman, and if at any future time you may feel disposed to grant me a portion of your favors, you may rely on punctuality and dispatch and the same will be gratefully remembered by
Your most obed. Servt
Wm Wilmot JunrP. S. I delivered your Notes to Mr Humphreys & Mr Spiers <4>
H. F. Talbot Esqr
31 Sackville Street
1. Chippenham, Wiltshire: largest town near Lacock, 3 miles N.
2. George S Bradbury, governor of Union Workhouse, World’s End, Chippenham.
3. Edward Michell, solicitor, Chippenham.