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January 8th 1885 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

8th 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 8th/85

My Dearest Wife,

I was so busy all day that I had no time to write you a few lines as I had intended, so now having had my dinner I will send you the news before going to dress for the ball – I had a good deal rather have been going to bed!  The children are pretty well again.  The two elder ones were asleep when I came in but the little ones were awake and very smiling.  I was very glad to find from your letter of 6th inst that you confirmed feeling stronger, as I think the house wants its mistress back and I think you will have a very general welcome.  Today is Mother’s birthday so I have treated myself to a bottle of best sherry wherewith duly to honour the day and also to drink the health of the young prince who comes of age to-day.  I will enclose a letter received from Ash yesterday, please read and return, as it is unanswered.

I will pay Phillis her wages.  I sent the 14/- due for your laying in charity.

The hams have been hung up in the kitchen but I will send them to [?] on the first opportunity.  Did you when you wrote to Mother accept her offer of a knitted petticoat?  I think the chicks have passed their colds on to me, but I have no more early mornings this week so shall be able to nurse it a bit, it was rather rough this morning when I walked up but I had breakfast at the Rose & Crown after mashing.  With much love I remain
Your affectionate Husband

Julius Sladden

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