The Steam Brewery
January 2nd 1882
My Dearest Wife,
I got home all right a little before 8 P.M. yesterday, your letter had not turned up so they hardly knew when to expect me though fortunately they had heard from the office that I was coming. The children are quite well, May has begun to enquire for us lately, Baby has certainly grown, she begins to “sail” along as May used to do so I suppose she does not intend to crawl. I have just met Mrs H Haynes, the child is well but not yet about, I am sorry to find her husband is laid up again, I must try and call to-morrow. The rifle corps dinner commences at six o’clock on Wednesday so I hope to meet you at the station that day. I am rather busy so must conclude.
With best love and a kiss for Jack I remain your affect Husband
Love to all friends