My Dearest Wife,
I have your letter of 16th on my return home from C. Norton, I got back to Evesham at 1.18 after a pleasant little visit, of which I must defer a description till you return. I left Jack to write to you yesterday, he is a very good boy and the other children seem happy enough, the colds are rather better.
The enclosed letter came from Eva Hunt to-day, the stockings are a capital fit, indeed they would not bear much shrinking, ought the knees be double thickness? They are not made so, perhaps you will answer the letter soon. I hope Charlie had a good day yesterday, it was a lovely day here but foggy in the morning. I have been working at the books to-night and shall be thankful when the week is ended, for I think that will finish it up. I expect Mr Collier will be down to-night with the valuers, he has not yet succeeded in getting a house.
I do not know if I shall manage to come and fetch you, I don’t think I shall go to the expense unless there happened to be a three day trip that suited.
How did you think Polly looking, you did not say.
The children all send love and kisses to you and the girls and with much to yourself believe me ever
Your loving Husband
Kiss the chicks for me.