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September 22nd 1883 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

22nd September 1883
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, c/o F D Robinson Esq, 16 Albion Place, Ramsgate
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Sept 22/83

My Dearest Wife,

I think I must treat you to a new pen to-night for I could hardly make the old one go the other evening.  Your letter to Charlotte arrived this afternoon, with the enclosure for me.  I send a postal note for £1 so that you may not run short on the journey next Tuesday.  Mother is pretty well again, as you may imagine when she went to see Mrs Savory yesterday, I am afraid I cannot give any satisfactory news of the latter, indeed I fear from what the Doctor says this cough has a very ominous appearance.  I have put in another advert in the Post for a General Servant so that you may get some answers on your return, it is rather a bother changing but I am not sorry we are going to have a clear out for I think these two have been here long enough, Fanny’s slowness is more marked than ever.  Jack and Kitty are really very good children and as for Baby she is as patient as Job, her eye is much better. I think they will all be glad to see you and May home again, after all our visitors this summer.  I shall not object to a little Darby & Joan this winter, although I have enjoyed having my Mother and all our belongings here.  I am so full of work just now and shall not be sorry to get business matters settled and have a little comparative rest.  Charlotte has helped me a little with my books and to-night we have been making some briar cuttings taken off this afternoon.  I hope you have had a fine day for Guston.  Give my love to Fred & Polly and tell them I shall feel grateful to them for sending you and May braced up for the winter by the sea air.  Mother & Charlotte send love and with much for yourself and little “[?]“ 

I am ever your loving Husband

Julius Sladden

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