Lydia E Becker to her Aunt

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Written from Altham. Thanks her for note: glad to say house returning to its former state. Essie (Esther) and Tory (Victoria) are anticipating some local gaities with much pleasure. Had a letter from Mary and John. The wedding of Mary (next girl to Lydia) to John Henderson had just been celebrated and as her mother was dead the brunt of the arrangements had fallen to Lydia. She feels that Mary is in good hands. Very relieved that everything is now over. Gives her aunt details of the guests and the arrangements for their entertainment. The happy pair went to London for their honeymoon, and she hopes to see them home before the New Year. Aunt Eleonora (sister of their father) seems to be enjoying her visit and has just been taken for a drive by her Papa.