9th September 1883
My darling Husband,
I was glad to receive your letter this morning but am sorry to hear your Mother is poorly, I hope she will soon be all right again.
May is vey good all the time she is with me, but rather inclined to cry when she finds she has to go into the nursery; still of course she has to have her tea & breakfast there. She went out with her cousins yesterday, started in tears, but got comforted over a ride in a donkey cart.
This morning we went to a short service at ten o’clock, so I took her, & again to a children’s service this afternoon. She sends a kiss to all at home.
I wrote for “Phillis” character yesterday & hope it will turn out satisfactory. It was wet yesterday morning but cleared up about twelve o’clock & we went for a nice drive. Today has been lovely quite nice & warm.
We rather talk of driving to Ramsgate tomorrow afternoon. I don’t think of any more to say, & it is almost post-time, so I will close.
My love to Mrs Sladden & Charlotte, I hope your next letter will bring me better news of every one. Fanny sends her love & thanks for the roses which she was very pleased with, they have lasted very well. Fanny is quite regretting leaving Westgate.
Now with fondest love my dearest Julius, believe me
Your loving wife
Eugénie N Sladden