Eliza [Tabor] to her husband

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From Malvern to India. Has had photographs taken of the garden. Mr Gladstone has resigned. From selfish point of view, does not wish Conservatives to be in power as they will encourage war with Russia and that would delay John's leave. Asks him to enquire about bells for hawking. A Mr. Riley, son in law of a friend of Mary Catherine, has taken this us and it seems to be becoming popular generally. Has heard that good bells can be obtained in North-West Provinces. Asks John to send Alethea's letter to Lilian. Serious misunderstanding; told both Alethea and Lilian that regular lessons in French were not to be interrupted, but Alethea seems to have read more than this into the letter.