Written from 39 Scarisbrick New Road, Southport.
Thanks him warmly for cheque of £20. Such practical help touched them deeply. They now hope to sail on 9 or 10 Jan by the Anchor Line. They have communicated their plans only to: Mrs Butler, Mrs Tanner, Prof. Stuart, Miss Forsaith, Maurice Gregory and Mr Gledstone [Note at top: HJW saw them at Southport 31 Dec 1898.]