28th March 1878
My Dear Daughter
I hope to be with you at Chipping Norton on Saturday. Fred will enquire about the trains to day and when he returns I shall decide on the hour of departure and probable hour of arrival. I was glad to receive your letter of the 23rd instant. Fred and Polly do all they can to make my visit here agreeable. I went on Sunday to see dear Fanny and found her well. We are hourly expecting news of her confinement. I think Anna decidedly improved and the other children are well. Harry continues a pickle but is somewhat in awe of his Papa. I had a cold journey on Saturday but did not increase my cold. I was to tell you that Polly has attended to your commission but it will be some days before the work can be sent. I was very glad to leave Paris where I felt unsettled and had been over worked for some months past. I hear from the Office frequently and hope that Ned will be able to manage without me.
I will not write more as I hope to see you so soon. Polly says she will write soon and unites with me in love to you & Julius.
Your affectionate Father