Monday morning yours of 15th to hand
My Dearest Wife,
I rather thought I might have received a letter to-day when Plumb came down, however I daresay I shall hear to-morrow, your last dated 13th I had on Friday afternoon. Mother is a great deal better and has been downstairs the greater part of the day but she will want a bit of nursing up yet.
The enclosed from Mrs Lake came to-day. I shall address this to Ramsgate as I suppose you will instigate on Monday, tell Fred the partnership business is going on all right. The agreement and draft deed of partnership are signed and I have forwarded the draft deed of dissolution to Ridgeway for his approval, he having previously written a formal letter expressing his willingness to retire, upon payment of a fixed sum, the valuer is not yet appointed but we are in negotiation and I expect that will soon be arranged. To-day has been perfect as regards weather and the children are to go hop-picking to-morrow if fine. They are all quite well and very good indeed. Charlotte wishes me to say she undressed and put them all to bed this evening and she considers she is now quite experienced.
I just saw Mr Hunt to-day he is off to Scotland to-morrow for two Sundays, poor man! He is in need of a holiday, Cecil I hear is home.
We have a fair account of Mrs Savory, Allen Haynes told me yesterday she was better but I can see he does not like the symptoms. I shall be glad to hear about your trip to Deal and hope May was a good girl, tell her Papa expects to hear she is good at Ramsgate and wants to see his little daughter back with rosy cheeks. The character of the Astwood Bank girl was scarcely satisfactory so Charlotte has declined her, we will advertise again at the end of the week. Give my love to all the Robinson party and with much to yourself, believe me
Ever your loving Husband