11th September 1883
My darling Husband,
I didn’t manage to write to you yesterday in time for post, so must do so today. I am sorry your Mother keeps so poorly I hope your next letter will give me better news of her. I am glad dear Baby seems better & hope she will continue so, kiss the darling for me. How do Jack & Kitty get on without Mamma? kiss them both for me, I am glad to hear they are good children. May is getting on pretty well, but has a grand cry whenever she finds I am likely to be away for an hour or two. We went over to Ramsgate yesterday, & she came with us, we found all the Robinson party quite well. Today we were going to Sandwich, but the rain has come & altered our plans. I have just received your Monday’s letter & am glad Mrs Sladden is a little better.
I wonder if Charlotte will be able to see that girl today & if she will be any good, I have not got Phillis’ character yet. I think of going on to Polly’s next Monday, that is if you think you can spare me till Tuesday or Wednesday in the following week. I am glad to hear better news of Mrs Savory, I wrote to her on Sunday, has Charlotte been able to go and see her or couldn’t she leave Mrs Sladden.
May was to have had another ride in the donkey chaise today, but it is raining, I think she is more attracted by the wind-mills than anything else, yesterday she kept on calling out “there is another wind-mill” when we were driving to Ramsgate. She sends you a kiss & with much love to you all, especially to you my darling
Your loving wife
Eugénie N Sladden