My dearest Wife,
Here I am home again after rather a cold journey, I walked down so came in nice and warm.
Ethel says she walked over to Bretforton yesterday and left your card, Mrs Ashwin and the Baby were going on well. Juliet happened to wake just as I came in about nine o’clock so I went up to see her much to her delight.
I think you will be pleased with the new servant and I am quite in hopes we have got a superior sort of girl for once in the way.
I will enclose a letter received from Dilnot which I want returned, I wish I could have managed to see him off, it was rather horrid for him being left alone at the last, I wrote to him from Pandy to Plymouth and have also posted a letter to Lewis.
I hear Mrs Rowland has a grand-daughter.
There is absolutely no news and as I am a bit tired I will close.
Love to Polly and the girls and with much to yourself, dear
Your affectionate Husband