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.
Fanny will have told you about Jack & Kitty they both seem very happy and gave me kisses for Mamma and May & babies. I saw Jack on Friday as well as at the party, both looked well in their costumes.
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