My dear Miss Faithfull, I really feel so very much ashamed that you should have had so much trouble about the 'Waters of _____' I [cannot?] think how my brother knew I had not got it. I sent to London for it & I was sent one but rather different to yours & written by a different person. After this ___ ___ it is high time for me to say how very very much obliged I am to you for so kindly writing it out for me- I wish you were here to sing it for me . - I am to have a visit from our Doctor & his wife tomorrow. I hope I shall be able to give a good report. he seems to think his Bride so very delicate. they had much better go at once to [Hodingon?] - there they will have plenty to do -I wrote to yr sister several Weeks ago to recommend [Papers/passages?] for the life of a 'daughter at home' She told me that she had ordered it for the Book Club. -My thanks for yr thinking about me & Miss _____She seems to like to stay & I don't think I ever shd. ever have courage to say she had better not. - so I must wait a little longer but it is probably for the best now Lyonel is always out when it is possible & he
[page stuck down -] & you are anticipating an evil that will probably never arrive & you will have two friends instead of one. In fact Lyonel would say 'Don't make Mountains out of Mole hills'. I gave Cp. [Doyel] Miss Hope's letter. He appeared quite pleased & said this must be read alone in my own room -he is too busy to come here last week to meet Cp. [George?] Hope . He has had a Cp. Coldwell learning with him, quite a good man. - I hope you are all well & happy with kindest remembrances. Believe me Ever most truly yrs [I/F?] L Tollemache.
Written at Ryde.