The Steam Brewery
Oct 11 1880
My Dearest Wife,
It is market day so I shall not be able to write a very long letter.
We are all getting on very well, the children are really very jolly they each gave me a kiss this morning to send to Mamma. I went to Aldington last night and spent a pleasant evening, Mrs Savory fixed Monday (to-day) for Jack & Baby to go to tea instead of Thursday so I expect they have been enjoying themselves this afternoon.
Jacky does not seem to quite understand your being away especially when he comes into our room of a morning but he is a very good boy and seems happy & contented, little baby laughs away as usual. Ridgeway is going down with me this evening as I have to come up again after dinner and attend a meeting about the municipal election. I hope you are enjoying yourself my darling and I shall be glad to join you on Wednesday. With much love
I remain as ever
Your affectionate husband
Love to Polly, Fred & the children