United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, France
March 23rd, 1899
R.M.S. Majestic, Off Queenstown. 7.15 am
My Beloved Angee,
Your wire has just been received and if anything has been needed to fill that which was already full the few words you have sent from your heart to me would certainly have made an overflowing. I will return the words to you with slight alteration God bless you my beloved wife and grant you His Peace which passeth all understanding to garrison your heart and mind through Christ Jesus – we have had a beautiful voyage to Queenstown and everything is very very comfortable – my companion is a person about my own age and I was glad to see a Bible and a book on the ministry of intercession – I expect he is a minister. On rising from my knees this morning he was reading the word – we have only as yet exchanged common salutations but shall soon know a little more of each other I expect. It is a fine morning – your eyes have seen the view before mine in Queenstown Harbour – well once more – God Bless you and all our dear children and with much love believe me my dearest Angee ever.
Your very affectionate Husband