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January 6th 1885 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

6th January 1885
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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Jan 6/85

My Dearest Wife,

I have just completed a letter to my Mother for her birthday and now I must write to you before I go to bed.  I was so glad to learn from yours of yesterday that you were really feeling stronger, we shall be so glad to get you home though you must not attempt to travel, till you are really fit for the journey or if the weather is very severe.  We shall sign the contract for the Church forthwith and expect to begin the work about March 1st.  You will see a paragraph in the Evesham Journal which I had forwarded prior to your request.  The chicks are better, Jack especially, the two little ones did not have such bad colds as the other two.  Helen Hunt came this morning to ask them to come to the Xmas tree but Phillis thought they had better not venture however Mr Hunt would not hear of such a thing and came while they were at tea and prevailed upon Phillis to take them well wrapped up in shawls, they went at 6.30 and returned at 9 o’clock very tired but very happy, Jack had got a money box, May a doll filled with sweets, then they brought a toy for Ethel and Mrs Hunt sent you a little milk jug and a pipe holder for me.  Jack is writing his granny a birthday letter of which feat he is very proud.  Give my love to Fanny and tell her I am glad to have better accounts of all her invalids, now she must try and recruit her own health, tell her the pony will be in good condition to take her a few drives.

I do not know exactly when Radleigh will return.  I think he wants to get out of the ball.  I shall be going up to mash to-morrow morning & the next.  I rather like the walk when I get started.

Your loving Husband

Julius Sladden

I enclose P.O. value 20/- you can tell me about what you will require before returning

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