6th April 1879
My darling Husband,
Having just got rid of Baby I must write you a few lines before going to church, I let Edith go out this afternoon, so have had the young man, & all the cousins were down too, at least part of the time, so you may imagine the noise! I did not come by Twickenham yesterday, as the return ticket only lasts four days.
Baby seems to have caught a fresh cold in travelling, but the diarrhoea is better. He is very much amused watching his cousins. I think Fanny & I will go to town on Wednesday, so we may come down in the same train as you. I shall be so glad to see you my darling; Papa is coming over tomorrow, he goes to Paris on Thursday. I shall be late for church if I write more so with best love my dearest,
your loving wife
Eugénie N Sladden