May 3. 1831
Herewith I beg to send you Copies of the Circulars issued during the late Election. I also send you the Bakers bills for Bread and Mr Alexanders <2> bill for printing in addition to these there is Mr Lawes <3> the Innkeepers bill, which has not been sent me, and sundry other small bills for spirits &c at the different Public Houses, extra Bread given away Poll Clerk &c. which I have not yet paid amounting I should suppose to about £20, the Ringers have applied to me, but I have refused to give them any thing without your directions There will also be your Share of the Hustings and Special Constables to
be pay for
No Beer was given away after the Election but a great many Windows were broken in the Evening I am informed the Election Dinner is fixed for Tuesday next
Joseph Spiers <4> is the proper name of the Friend you enquire for.
I remain Dear Sir Your very obedt Servt
Wm Wilmot. Junr
W. H. F. Talbot Esqr
1. Chippenham, Wiltshire: largest town near Lacock, 3 miles N.
2. Probably H Head Alexander, Secretary, Chippenham Literary & Scientific Institution.
3. Joseph Lawes, owner, Angel Inn, Chippenham.
4. Possibly Joseph Spiers, silk manufacturer. See Pigots Directory, Wiltshire 1830, p. 796.