My Dearest Eugénie,
You will I presume have received my hurried note, enclosure of letter from Mrs Burrows, posted this afternoon, now I will put you first on the list for any evening correspondence. We have such a nice change in the weather and I am hoping you are able to enjoy similar weather at Eastbourne, I am very anxious to hear all about yours. The chicks are quite happy and good. Jack’s cold is better; this morning I went to Badsey Church alone, drove up for Bengeworth service after early dinner and Dayrell took Jack and May to see the procession and to Church, after the champagne I looked in at The Orchard for a cup of tea at Haynes’ solicitation and afterwards he walked home with me, he was thinking what nice weather it was for you to arrive at Eastbourne. May is a good useful little girl she calls me in the morning and then I send her round to see they are all getting up, she sends you a love and a kiss, and Jack a love and three kisses.
Arthur is asleep so cannot send a message, they all made capital dinners. On Tuesday May is to go to Aldington after dinner and Jack is to drop in there to tea after school. Then on Wednesday they hope to go to the wild beast show if it is fine, that is my Alcester day. Mr Rashleigh returns middle day on Monday.
We have promised between £30 & £40 for the Badsey & Aldington jubilee, I put you and the children down jointly for 5/- as I found the subscription was pretty general. I gave £1 same as Mrs Savory, Mr Hunt and family gave most liberally. How is Aunt Lizzie give her my love, also my kind remembrances to Mr Fellows and tell him I am going to send him a pamphlet to counteract his pernicious poison which he occasionally receives from William Hayward. Now must go on with other letters so with fondest love and hoping to have a cheering account soon of my dear little wife.
I am ever your loving Husband