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December 31st 1884 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

31st December 1884
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, c/o C Butler Esq, Gloucester House, Claremont Road, Surbiton
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New Year’s Eve 1884

My Dearest Eugénie,

You will no doubt have received my slip of paper explaining why I did not write in time for post to-day.  Now I must begin by wishing you a happy new year and I sincerely hope its early days may bring you renewed strength my darling.  Last night I went to the ringers supper at the Vicarage and I think they enjoyed themselves very much.  This evening I am going to try my mother’s whisky but I shall not sit up late, as I must go up to mash again to-morrow morning.  I have ordered the pony to come down, to-day I walked.  You will be pleased to know that I made myself some tea and also some bread and butter and shall do so again.  I got back to breakfast about ½ past eight and Jack & May sit down with me.  I find the turkey will keep to Sunday so I must have it on that day, the chicks do not seem to think it right however that it should be eaten in your absence, they all send love & kisses to Mamma, Jack has a slight cough but I do not think it affects him much.  I have not heard from you to-day but hope to do so in the morning and to have good news of you and the other invalids.  Let me know if there are any wages to pay, they are washing this week.  I think our new plant will work well when we get it in order, the copper boils splendidly.  With fondest love believe me ever

Your affectionate Husband

Julius Sladden

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