January 14th, 1895
Avenue Hotel, Belfast
My Beloved Angee,
You see that I have reached Belfast at last – had a comfortable ride up altho' 3½ hours is a good time to sit on a narrow seat. They have given me a nice bedroom and I hope I may be able to get on with the work a bit. It has been most difficult and dangerous too during the last week and remembering previous experiences I have trembled while walking the frozen snow. The storms have been very severe in many parts and there are a great many shipwrecks and vessels foundering reported from various places. After tea this evening I called upon young Hicks and spent a little time with him – his mother is down at Riverside staying at Mr Annett's for a week where her daughter died recently – one of the daughters is at home and the nurse is just gone down to Dublin for some special work in her way. No letter from you here – suppose I shall get one in the morning – I forgot that you do not get a post out on Sunday afternoon. God bless you once more and with much love believe me my dearest Angee.
Being very affectionate Husband