Letter: from S [Sutridge] to Emily Faithfull

Scope and Content

My dear Miss Faithfull, We cannot delay sending you our love - & the assurance of our deep sympathy in this anxious nursing which has come upon you - so suddenly - as we think. We are very sorry - and earnestly hope that we may be able to hear -in due time - a hopeful report of your nephew. Lucy's dear love -your strong, tender talks she has liked much. The thoughts suggested in it, will come back to her again & again & will help her in her great need. I can give no changed report - only greater weakness - & much pain & weariness -but with all, I can tell of great merry & goodness. Today - when her brother Mr Can was having morning Prayer in her room - She said 'we must have the ___ Deacon.' But with all this, some days & nights are unspeakably distressing, but I hope to be brave to the End - & to help to the utmost my dear one who is called to suffer, so greatly. I may not wish more. Sue is so glad you like the Locket - In the night [waters?] we shall often think of you & your patient. Believe me, Yrs affectly. S Suteridge.

Written at Woodleigh.