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January 20th 1880 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

20th January 1880
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Ash
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Seward House

20th January 1880

My darling Julius,

I did not write to you yesterday as I was waiting for your letter which I only received just before post-time; I was so glad to get news of you my darling, I hope you are having as bright weather as we have since you left; it is very cold here.  Little Jack has been rather pretty with his teeth today, I wish those two double  ones would come through, they are so very much swollen. Baby has rather a tendency to diarrhoea the last day or two, but it does not seem to affect her very much; she gave me a benefit this morning when I was dressing her, screamed the whole time but that is always her naughty time.  I walked to Aldington yesterday to call on Mrs Savory, & with my usual luck found out her out; it was a job getting home, my back was so bad with the walking.  I had tea with Mrs Gill.

Today Edith & I have been busy putting up some of the blinds; I worked the machine this morning & was just in the middle of my work when the belt gave way, I managed to screw it in again, & I daresay it will last till you get home again.

I have not had the girls from the Vicarage yet, I may perhaps ask them tomorrow, but had some jobs I wanted to do this evening.  

I see in the paper that poor Mrs Lovejoy is dead.

I wonder if Charlie will bring me back a letter from you this afternoon, I have sent him up to enquire if there are any letters.

Good bye my darling; give my love to all at Ash & with much for yourself

Believe me 
your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden

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