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January 11th 1885 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

11th 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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Sunday Evening

 Jan 11/85

My Dearest Wife,

You will no doubt have received my hurried line written this morning, do not on any account attempt the journey before Saturday and if you find in the middle of the week that you are not in a condition to travel you must wait yet a few days more, I am especially desirous that you should run no unnecessary risk.  I did not wish to hurry you at all in writing the other day but for all that we do want you back and I could not help saying so, the servants really do their best I believe and are careful about the children, but at the same time the elder ones especially will be all the better for your control, while as for your poor old husband he is rather a pity all by himself, you know I never like this time of year at the best of times.  May was very pleased to have her hand held to-day to write the enclosed lines, she and Jack are very pleased to think you may soon be home and they want Kitty back too.  I received yours of 8th & 9th by 1st & 2nd posts yesterday, respectively, I was glad to find you were able to walk to the post-office.  Next time I write I will send you some money.  It is very good of Charlie to insist on paying the nurse, I think he and Fanny are most good-natured.  Ask Dr Coleman to send in his account shortly.  I measured the chicks to-day and enclose result, they all send kisses and with much love from myself 

Believe me ever
Your affectionate Husband

Julius Sladden










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Envelope containing 1 double sheet of notepaper
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