Sunday Oct 10th/80
My Dearest Wife,
I did not write yesterday as I knew there would be no delivery of letters at Richmond to-day, I shall walk up with this letter to post as soon as it is finished.
The little ones are very well and very happy they have just been with me for half an hour after dinner and were very good indeed, they both gave kisses to be sent to Mamma, yesterday I hear Mrs Savory called when they were out and left word that they were to go to tea on Tuesday. We went shooting yesterday but did not do much, however it was fine, Haynes asked me to stop and dine so I did not get home till late. I think of coming up on Wednesday by the same train by which you travelled so you will know about what time to expect me, so if you arrange to go on to Surbiton on Friday I shall have two nights at Richmond. Jack brought down the letters this morning and I was glad to receive yours to know how you were going on, you need not disturb yourself about the babies as they seem very jolly, I told Jack to blow a kiss to your portrait to-day which he immediately ran across the room to do.
Perhaps I may walk as far as Aldington by and bye when the children have gone to bed, I do not know of anything more to tell you so with much love from myself and the chicks I am as ever
Your affectionate Husband