November 27th, 1894
My Beloved Angee,
You have had a little break in my letters – I was so sorry to find on my arrival here last night the letter in my pocket I had intended posting before leaving Athlone on Monday morning so that you will probably have received this with the one posted in the evening from Ballinasloe this Tuesday evening. There is a fine hotel here and very very comfortable and I was loathe to turn out this morning but the man behind with a whip would not let me stay. From all that I had heard in Galway I expected to see a dead and alive place but am surprised to see such a large town – H&P have a regular little preserve here with 2 or 3 good concerns – Mr Powell told me he had tried it several times but could never do anything – well thro' mercy I called on the big man to begin with and after a battle he gave me a nice little opening order – I have not opened with any other as all have given their Xmas orders but some have promised here as in many other towns to do so on my next call. It is a beautiful morning and much colder. There is a very quaint little tram car running to near the sea and when my letters are posted I intend having a ride down to survey the place as I cannot get out of here until 4.10 when I leave for Limerick where I hope to receive my Lavender Gardens daily news love letter. Met such a nice company of travellers in this place last night and took them for a little trot through the eastern part of the world which they seemed to enjoy very much. Have not seen anything of the evangelists here this morning - I told you yesterday that I might be in Cork by next Lord's day but this was a mistake – it will probably be at Killarney.
Trust you are preserved in good health and that you will take care of yourself for my sake. It may be that when the summer comes you might be over here too for the warmer months, if you can find a nice cheerful companion to be with you. Well the Lord preserve us each and all – God bless you once more my beloved Angee and with much love to you and all the dear ones with you believe me.
Being very affectionate Husband
Glentworth Hotel, Limerick, Ireland