My dearest Wife,
I will write a letter this evening for the early post on Saturday, so that you may hear from home on Easter Day, I wonder whether you will call to mind the last Easter you spent in Paris.
I hope dear you have a very happy Easter there with May, I hope you met her all right on Thursday and that you were not very tired after your journey, I am afraid you cannot have had a very pleasant crossing.
We have had a nice day here with warm sunshine, all of us went to church in the morning and some have been to the afternoon and evening services.
Jack got down last night but his train was 45 minutes late, however I had the trap to meet him. Cyril is quite fat and everyone says how well he looks, he says he has put on 7lbs in weight and calculates that if he goes on at the same rate he will weigh 25 stone when he leaves school! The boys have netted the sweet peas and also the wall fruit trees, for that netting has turned up at last. I am gradually getting on with the pruning and hope to make a good show by Monday night if it keeps fine.
We are hoping to have news of you to-morrow morning, of course Jack could tell us of your departure from London.
Little Juliet is very good and happy although I think she misses you at times, she came running out to the rose bed this evening to say good night to me and she gave me a nice love and kiss each for Mother and May May for Easter Sunday. George sends his love and thanks for the fishing rod which he likes very much.
I heard from Charlotte yesterday, she said Aunt Susan had been ill and that they were fairly well at Rosway, also that Edith was much better than in the autumn. There were some more papers came for you about Miss Orr. I think I will enclose them with the newspaper in case they want attention, but they may be the same as those you have with you. Mrs Crisp is slightly better but very weak. Mr Price is not yet up to the mark and must have had a tiring time of it to-day.
With much love to both you and May and hoping you may have nice weather I am, as ever
Your affectionate Husband
Were you able to get that book for May. Your letters just received. It is raining here this morning.