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May 19th 1906 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

19th May 1906
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Petone, Upper Deal, Kent
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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May 19/06

My dear Wife,

My train was very punctual, I found George and Frank at the station and we walked up slowly to  suit George’s pace, he was looking quite as well as I expected, was quite cheerful and ate a good meal, Frank left about 10 and soon after we went upstairs, just as I was ready for bed Lizzie shouted to me to come down for George had another attack, having my dressing gown I was soon there and found him in a state of collapse on a chair in the dressing room, we gave him some brandy and he revived in two or three minutes, I did not like to move him far at once so let him lie on the landing covered up while Lizzie went for the doctor, while she was gone he was violently sick after sleeping a few minutes, when the doctor arrived we made him comfortable and got him to bed and he really seemed much revived, before the doctor went he had another slight collapse, and Mr Hulke found his heart going quite well nevertheless, he begins to think the cause is not altogether heart but caused by a dyspeptic trouble, it certainly is a most strange case, this morning I have seen him in bed and one would think there was nothing the matter with him and he says he feels quite well only a little tired about the legs, it was most fortunate I was here for the servants it appears would be of little use in such a matter. G will not get up at any rate till Mr Hulke has been. 

I shall go and see Aunt Susan presently but shall minimize this attack as far as possible which is far less serious than the former one.

I must post now good bye, love to all
Your affectionate Husband

Julius Sladden

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