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Document number: 2185
Date: 10 May 1831
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: WILMOT William Jnr
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA31-37
Last updated: 24th January 2013

Chippenham <1>
May 10th 1831

Dear Sir

I duly received your favor of the 6th Instant, inclosing a cheque on Gundry & Co <2> for 67 19 9, the receipt of which I am sorry I neglected to acknowledge per return of post I have also received your of yesterdays date & will attend to your request.

With respect to the Songs included in Mr Alexanders <3> bill, I beg to say, that when I found the Copies printed were very limited, I gave directions for printing additional Copies, thinking they deserved a more extensive Circulation the extra Bread I alluded to was given to poor Persons residing in the Tything of Allington in the parish of Chippenham who did not attend to receive Tickets. I know you was [sic] averse to the giving away Spirits Beer &c but on your friends forming themselves into a Committee they thought it adviseable to hold a Meeting at each of the Public Houses the Landlords of which they considered your Friends, in order to keep the Party together, these Meetings I attended as your Agent and some liquor being drank [sic] which was not paid for, I consider myself responsible.

I have paid all the bills for which your Cheque was sent me.

I remain Dear Sir Yours very obediently
Wm Wilmot. Junr

H. F. Talbot Esqr
31, Sackville Street
London


Notes:

1. Chippenham, Wiltshire: largest town near Lacock, 3 miles N.

2. Gundrey & Co.

3. Possibly H Head Alexander, Secretary, Chippenham Literary & Scientific Institution.

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