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March 27th 1905 - Letter from May Sladden to her mother, Eugénie Sladden

27th March 1905
Correspondence From
May Sladden, Yesweed, Wrington, Somerset
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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March 27th/05

My dear Mother,

Father will think it is his turn for a letter, but I must write & tell you how Juliet is & will write to him next time.  Judy is better this morning but she was really quite poorly yesterday, she was quite upset & is still not quite right in that particular, she stayed in bed all yesterday morning, I got her up in the afternoon, but she did not want to do anything but sit on my lap & be read to, she hardly wanted anything to eat all day & I put her to bed after tea, she had a nice sleep, but when I went to bed she woke up & became quite feverish for a bit, however she got off to sleep again about 12.30 & slept all night till morning.  She was more inclined for breakfast this morning & I got her up afterwards, & she is sitting reading now & seems better though she still looks rather a poor little thing.

I don’t quite like having to leave her not quite the thing but she does not seem to mind much, especially as she knows I shall not be far away.  Mrs Wood & Maggie will look after her quite well I know, but if you would rather come or send Ethel, Mrs Wood will be pleased to have either of you any day this week to stay a day or two before taking her home.

I must go & do my packing now, I am going by the 2.2 train from Yatton.

Much love to you all
from May

Juliet was very sick just after I finished this letter & I took her to lie down on her bed while I packed, she dropped off to sleep & is still asleep now I have finished packing.  I think she would be more happy if I tell her you or Ethel will come tomorrow, & will not mind my going so much - I am sure one of you will come so I shall tell her so & Mrs Wood says she will send the trap to meet the 6.26 train at Yatton tomorrow afternoon, the same train we came by.  It starts 6.5 from Bristol & you have just nice time there for a cup of tea.  I will leave 5/10 (the balance of what Father gave me) in the right hand little drawer of the dressing table, Juliet will show you.  If you do not mind giving something to the servants, I will not do so now & can settle with you afterwards.

12.30 Juliet has just woken up, she sends her love & is very glad to think that you or Detty will come.  There will be no need to wire if you come by the 6.26 tomorrow, if Mrs Wood does not hear to the contrary she will send to meet that train.

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