Eliza [Tabor] to Mary Catharine

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From Liverpool to her sister, travelling. House almost in order and rooms look pretty. Only delay in laying linoleum on the stairs which has had to be postponed because lady next door is ill and could not bear noise of hammering. A Mr Cropper and Mrs Ling have called and seem pleasant neighbours. John has been to Hawarden to stay with the Gladstones and found them very kind. Housemaid Sarah is leaving as her mother does not like her to be so far from home; perhaps MC would like her for the short time she will be at the Hollies; she has now definitely decided not to stay there beyond Mar. Sarah's pay now £11. (?p.a.).