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Document number: 2182
Date: 03 May 1831
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: WILMOT William Jnr
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA31-35
Last updated: 24th January 2013

Chippenham <1>
May 3. 1831

Dear Sir

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 Pigot’s Directory, Wiltshire 1830, p. 796.

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