My Dearest Eugénie,
I will write this evening after prayers so the letter may go by morning mail and reach you on Sunday. Mother is decidedly better and to-morrow hopes to get down stairs for a little while. Charlotte did not receive a reply this morning from Mrs Perkins reporting the girl’s character as we rather expected, however we must wait for a day or two.
I am glad you have secured a nurse. I shall be interested to hear about your visit to Deal. I hope May behaved nicely, tell her Papa will like to hear she is a good girl and friendly with her cousins. I have not seen Haynes since I got your letter to ask him about the ticket, perhaps it would be as well to acknowledge the letter written by Mrs Slater and say that you cannot promise the ticket for Westwood but that the matter shall have your attention on your return home.
George took up plenty of roses to London and divided them between the Haywards and Worsfolds. Charlotte has been to see Mrs Savory to-day and found her a little better and on the sofa downstairs but I am afraid she will not be able to get into the hop-garden just yet. Baby is very well she has another tooth nearly through I hear. Jack and Kitty are very good children but they say they will like to have Mamma and May home again. I miss my “old wife” a good deal and shall quite enjoy being Darby & Joan again once more. You do not say how you are feeling, does May look better? I have had a good turn at books to-day and this evening so am tired. Good night my Pets.
Ever your loving Husband
Give my love and thanks to Charlie & Fanny for looking after you and my little daughter.