June 19th 1853
This is the shortest of notes, I want to ask when it would be convenient for me to come and visit. I am starved of your company – and of cuddles from LB and Angelina – but, really, I have a plan which requires your sober attention before I begin to put it into action!
I am free at any time. Josiah is still at the Hall making sure the workmen are not spending all day in the Inn, drinking the money we pay them. He is a hard task master, as you know, and without him I do believe not a brick would be laid from dawn to dusk.
Anyway, I absolutely must come to see you as soon as you will let me. Will you let me?