November 5th, 1894
Avenue Hotel, Belfast
My Beloved Angee,
I spent a very pleasant time with Mr Hicks and his widowed mother last evening – after tea we sat around a nice fire (3 of us only) and read John V together and spoke of it until about 8 – had some prayer and homely conversations and on leaving Mrs H. gave me a nice cup of cocoa which was comforting for the body.
Monday morning has come again and am thankful it is fine – your dear letter is a cheer to begin the week with – only fancy Mr Taylor giving Harry a few cigars (Chocolate of course) to put in his mouth – nice sweeties indeed – am glad to hear a good report of his business and think he is a fortunate young man to escape what he did and so soon to find employment with more genial people. I expected a line from Arundel this morning but none has yet arrived.
Am just leaving for Bangor and Holywood returning again this evening – Thankful to hear that you are all well and with much love once more to you my dearest Angee and to all our dear ones believe me.
Being very affectionate Husband