January 15th, 1895

Avenue Hotel, Belfast

My Beloved Angee,

I was glad to see your handwriting once more this morning and again at midday – your Sunday's & Monday's letters – very thankful to hear that you are all well and that Harry is so much better.

It is very sad for dear Mr Will's wife and children that he should have been caught away so suddenly from them all, but happy for him dear man to be with the Saviour whose name he loved. It awakens many pleasant remembrances of him in one's heart and mind and I doubt not in yours too as well as in dear Eunice and Eliza, Martyn and his family who all esteemed him.

Well we are all following swiftly on to the same goal and it makes one feel how fleeting everything is here which is not our resting place – ours a city which hath foundations whose builder and maker is God.

Glad you have been able to get a little help in the house work and rather sorry to hear that Harriett is going to leave you. We have a dark day here today something like those you have had a few of lately and it tends to depress the poor body and spirit. How I do long for a little rest from this daily turmoil – I have had enough of it. Much love to you my beloved wife and to all our dear ones believe me.

Being very affectionate Husband

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