12th September 1883
My darling Husband,
I will write you a few lines this morning as I shall not have time after dinner. We are going to Sandwich, having been prevented by the weather yesterday; today it is lovely & quite warm we have been sitting on the sands all the morning, May making a large castle with Frank; she actually went up to the nursery by herself this morning. I had to give her some medicine this morning, & she seems rather weak & perspires so at night; I am giving her a little port wine.
I suppose George is back with you now, have you had some more shooting? I hope Mrs Sladden is improving & that the little ones are well, kiss the darlings for me, I do long to see them again & you too, darling. May is to have her ride in the donkey chaise this afternoon, so I hope that will help to keep her good in my absence.
I have nothing further to write about so with fondest love
Your loving wife
Eugénie N Sladden
Love to Mrs Sladden & Charlotte, how does the latter get on with the servants?