Nov 10 /77
My Darling Eugénie,
I am going to post this letter this (Saturday) evening, just to see when it will arrive in Paris but I must be little brief seeing that is not far from post time.
Your letter yesterday, though as you say somewhat mournful, made me very happy it was so nice to hear my Eugénie say that it was a comfort to her to tell me all her troubles, I shall always like my darling to unburden her mind to me and to feel that in so doing she will find a ready sympathy.
Poor Joe! I feel quite sorry for him, I once knew what heart-ache was myself, I was in hopes that e’er he lost his sister he would have found someone’s love to make the parting easier.
I have been very busy this last day or two, the bed-room furniture was delivered early yesterday afternoon, such huge packages, and in a few hours I got it unpacked and carried upstairs, under my own superintendence barring occasional visits to the brewery, to-day, being fortunately rather a leisure one, I took our foreman cooper and with him put together the bedsteads and other furniture, which was mostly sent in parts, we have nearly got all in place, and doesn’t it look nice, when I saw our room about completed I pictured to myself “somebody” viewing it with her husband for the first time, and in fancy I could see the loving glance of those bright blue eyes, an ample reward indeed and one which I am conceited enough to think I shall get!
I shall quite hope to hear, darling, when next you write that you are feeling better I like to know that you are well and cheerful, I have nearly got rid of my cold.
I have been thinking all day of our wedding five weeks hence, ah, how happy I shall be on that Saturday at this time, when all the worry and excitement of the day is over, with my darling by my side and I can feel that she is indeed mine for ever!
An hour or two ago I received my Mother’s kind wedding present, such a useful one, five capital table cloths of various sizes and a dozen dinner napkins, they are all of such nice quality.
George’s vessel was reported the other day from St Vincent C.V. so he may be expected in London by 20th inst.
I rather hope to find Mrs Chouls a place shortly, it will be better if I can.
I must close now.
With all fond love believe me ever to be, my darling Eugénie,
Your own devoted lover