My dear Miss Faithfull, I regretted not seeing you at Hoddesdon yesterday as I was anxious to know whether you had any deserving cases for B Andrews fund - I have 3 vacancies after____ - if you can recommend the worthy candidates - & I am willing on my own responsibility as a Trustee -to take two widows & one spinster over 50 - who have never received parish relief - But you must kindly procure & send me the receipts [agreeably] to the usual form, without delay as I may have other applicants - I hope you enjoyed [Shatt?] - but by Mrs Chittenders report of the weather -fear that the rain must have considerably marred yr pleasure - With Lady Eustace's very kind regards. Believe me, Very sincerely yrs. Eustace Cecil
It is quite settled that Evelyn is to go to the Grange after next Easter. It makes me feel well [stately] in middle life - I was delighted to hear of Frank Balfour's fellowship - & also of yr Franks being again able to do his duty after such a sever attack of illness. Paper has '32, Eccleston Square, SW.' printed on it in blue ink.