November 15th, 1894
Imperial Hotel, Portadown
My Beloved Angee,
For a change we have had a fine day and the ride from Derry to Omagh and then to this town has been very pleasant – the business too has been fairly good – five orders which are not to be despised and some new business. D.V. I go to Newry in the morning where I shall hope to get some letters once more – have not had any since Tuesday at Derry. The floods about the West of England must have been very serious from the accounts in the paper but I have not seen Barnstaple mentioned.
At Bath it is said that there are thousands homeless and the railways between Dunstan and Yeovil are stopped and some of the towns Langport I think the people are living upstairs, all the lower part being flooded. I wrote to Bale telling him to get our house cleared up on the basement in case of any water coming in. The weather now seems to be getting a little colder and I am glad of it for the continued wet day after day was very depressing.
If I have time will write again tomorrow from Newry but thought I would drop a line tonight in case I might be busy supposing you will receive this tomorrow evening.
God bless you all – how I should like if only for a night to pop in just to have a taste of all the comforts of my house but we are not far apart.
Much love once more my beloved Angee and believe me.
Being very affectionate Husband.
Queens Hotel, Dundalk, Ireland – where I expect to be on Monday morning