Sedusk Hawes
Decr 11 1848

My Lord,

At the request of Mrs W. Fawcett I beg leave to acknowledge the receipt of your Lordship's letter of the 27th of November last. Mrs Fawcett desires me to exprefs her regret that she should have caused your Lordship any trouble by her application for the house in which she is at present resident, she will therefore willingly give up possession of the same at the end of the current year that is at Mayday next. She hopes to be able to take one of the houses belonging to Mr. John Fawcett, which is at present occupied under a lease by Mr. Gibson who has made application for a farm elsewhere. Should Mr. Gibson be so fortunate as to succeed in his application his house of course will be at liberty for Mrs Fawcett, and thus every difficulty will be obviated and the arrangement respecting the farmhouse suggested by Mr Allen & sanctioned by your Lordship can take effect without inconvenience to any of the parties concerned.
But whether Mr Gibson succeeds or not, Mrs. W. Fawcett will give up possession of the house at the proper time.
Mrs Fawcett desires me further to exprefs to your Lordship her grateful thanks for permitting her to hold a portion of her late brother's farm. I have the honour to be My Lord
Your Lordship's most obedt servt
W. Balderstone
Incumbent of Hawes

from the Wharncliffe Muniments, Sheffield