26th August 1882
My darling Husband,
I hope you got safely to Ramsgate yesterday evening & were not too tired with your journey. I do hope the weather will improve so that you may enjoy your outing, it has been brighter here this morning, but is just raining again, I hope the children won’t get wet, I hear them just coming in from their walk.
Jack gave me a kiss for you this morning, they were all rather fractious yesterday, Baby especially, but I hope they have got up in a better temper this morning.
I had a flying visit from Mr Hunt yesterday morning, he was just off again. This morning’s post brought another note from the Rev Telford Macdonagh, who had found out his mistake about the trains, however he will have received your note today so it will be all right. This morning came an invitation from the Horace Haynes to an afternoon dance next Thursday, given in the new schoolroom at Lanesfield; I have just written to decline on the score of my mourning, I know you wouldn’t want to go, & as I can’t dance I shouldn’t care about it, besides I have nothing I could go in. I hope you find your Mother better, my love to her & Charlotte. I expect you will be going to Westgate tomorrow, my love to them all there.
I have no further news so with much love & many kisses, my own darling; believe me
Your loving wife
Eugénie N Sladden
May sends Papa a kiss.