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August 20th 1877 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his fiancée, Eugénie Mourilyan

20th August 1877
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Chipping Norton
Correspondence To
Eugénie Mourilyan, c/o F D Robinson Esq, Marshgate House, Richmond
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Chipping Norton

August 20 /77

My Darling Eugénie,

Just a few lines to let you know that I got down here all right, a little before ten this morning, after having spent a very, very happy Sunday with my loved one, I shall not readily forget the hour or two in the garden, ah, my love moments like those alone for many of the petty trial of every-day life, perhaps I never felt so much the  full reality of my darling’s love as I did then, I seemed to feel that she returned to the uttermost all the fond love it is my happy lot to give her.

I rather imagine you received a little teasing from Fred, but never mind dearest we are not ashamed of our love are we?

Did you recover the ear-ring?  I shall be glad to know that it is found un-injured, I should to vexed if it were lost.

I am afraid I was somewhat un-sociable yesterday with the other members of the household, but I think perhaps that will be over looked!

I have come to the conclusion that the garden at Marshgate House is by no means unsuitable for a spooney pair of lovers, and I think I must confess that I was a little spooney, but then somehow my Eugénie did not seem to mind that!

Will you, dear, when you have an opportunity talk over with your sisters, and get the benefit of their experience, respecting our furnishing, try and think of what things you would like to choose yourself as I particularly wish that, as far as possible, my darling should exercise her taste in the surroundings of that home over which she is to reign.

You will excuse a short note this time.  I am already looking forward to our next meeting, the more I am with my darling the more I feel how necessary is her presence for the happiness of 

Her own affectionate

Julius Sladden

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