My Dearest Wife,
I am afraid you will think I have been a long time getting to my second letter but I really had my time filled up yesterday and Fanny promised to write instead. I got here all right about 7.P.M. last evening, found them all very well and expecting me. I was glad to get your letter before leaving Surbiton, give my kind regards to Miss Savory and tell her I feel so much more at ease knowing she is with you and think it so kind of her to come, at this time of year too.
I hope you are keeping pretty well and that you sleep all right now. I got the gun all right and we had a very fair day’s sport and as the weather was good I enjoyed myself. I think of going to Rosway to-morrow if the day is fine. Every one enquiries after little May who evidently behaved nicely and left a good impression give her a good kiss from me and tell her I am bringing something that Jack got off the Xmas tree that he thinks she will like. Kiss the dear little babies for me and I hope they are good and happy. Charlotte has gone to evening service.
Mother sends love to you and with much for yourself
believe me ever
Your affectionate Husband