16 Albion Place
20th September 1883
My darling Husband,
I treated you shabbily yesterday & did not send you a letter, the fact is if I do not get it written the first thing before going out in the morning, there does not seem much opportunity of scribbling. It looks like a change of weather this morning, there has been a little rain & it looks very thick now. Polly has rather a head-ache this morning & has not got up yet; we had Uncle & Aunt George, Lewis & Bessie to supper last night & I expect she was rather over-tired. Edith & Miss Derésia were quite taken aback at Bessie, she scarcely spoke a word all supper time but afterwards was talking to them on the balcony, while Polly & I were taking to Aunt, & entertained them with all kinds of adventures & slang, she certainly is a most fast young woman & I think it is a good thing Uncle & Aunt did not overhear her conversation. Lewis is to go out in a steamer in October I believe, Lewis Coster did not wish him to go by the vessel that goes next week. Aunt would like Uncle to take them abroad meanwhile, but the latter does not seem to see it.
I am quite picking up my French & music here, I have played a good deal & we talk French very frequently. We are to spend the day at Guston on Saturday if fine; May is a very good girl here & quite friendly with everyone, Fred says the two youngest , Cissy & May, behave the best at table. Give my love to Mrs Sladden & Charlotte, I hope the former got out a little yesterday.
It is close on post-time & I think Fred is going up to post, so I will close. Kiss my dear little ones for me, I am glad to hear a good account of them. With fondest love, my dearest Julius
your loving wife
Eugénie N Sladden