60 Carey Street,
London 30th October 1884
J. S.Linklater Esqre
We beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of yesterday's date and we will let you know what is to be done in the matter. We expect that at least ten days will elapse before we receive an answer from the Prince's solicitors so that if a party approached you direct with an offer which you felt inclined to accept we shpould advise you not to hesitate on account of this Prince. We cannot help fancying that the latter is connected with some political object.
Arnold & Co.
P.S. We shall be able to send you the purchase and mortgage agreement next week.