My Dearest Eugénie,
I arrived here quite safely with Kitty an hour or so ago, having left Jack with Sarah Christian at Richmond station, the household there have colds so did not turn out to meet him, Fanny tells me that Mr Arthur Robinson is seriously ill, however they have not postponed the party so far.
By the way Jack is to go to the party at Mrs Butler’s as well as Kitty. Fanny seems very well indeed, and the rest of the household, the children have taken full possession of Kitty and she seems quite at home with them, she is to sleep in a little bed by herself with Sarah in the same room. The little folks were very good all the journey and thoroughly enjoyed their dinner at Reading, more especially as I was able to procure two three-cornered tarts for pudding, and a glass of milk apiece finished them off well. I hope you will be receiving Miss Savory just now and I shall be satisfied when I know she is with you all right.
You must be sure, dear, to send for me if you do not feel happy without but I hope you will be a cheerful little woman in my absence. Fanny will write to you after the party and then she will have seen Jack, she says she means to keep Kitty for a long time and you are not to trouble yourself about her things as she will see they are kept in order.
It was stupid of me to forget the gun but it ought to be delivered to-night, if fine we are to go shooting to-morrow but the weather seems uncertain. Kitty sends love and a kiss to Mamma and bids me say she is very happy, and with the same from Fanny and a great deal from myself.
believe me ever
Your loving Husband