My Dearest Wife,
It is so very snowy here that I thought it better to abandon my projected trip to Dover this morning. I was not sorry to commence my warm underclothing to-day. Last evening I went down to Guston but Charlotte did not accompany me as the weather was not inviting. This evening I shall go into Austen Gardner's for an hour or two. I hope we shall be able to get to Rosway to-morrow but I fancy there is more snow to come. The post has just come in this afternoon (rather late) bringing your letter and a post-card from George to say the apples had arrived. I expect Jack feels the change of weather, wrap him up well and give him a course of cod-liver oil.
I hope the chicks will not catch cold to-morrow but it is very sharp here. Uncle Tom is rather better I think but we have no news of him to-day. I will enclose a few lines to the boys this time. Tell Miss Jourdain I hope she has the offer of a “second helping” during my absence. I hope the chicks are good please kiss them all for me and with much love to yourself, darling
Believe me ever
Your loving Husband