Letter

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From [Forest House, Leytonstone, Essex]. [William Bosanquet's] condition continues to be very worrying. He is very short of breath, owing presumably to the quantity of water on his chest and his lungs are full of phlegm which he has not the strength to expel. No recovery can be expected and his continuance in this world is at present a great burden to him. Bosanquet must endeavour to resign herself to God's will. Spiritual matters are discussed in detail.

William has had every attention. He now has two nurses in constant attendance as well as Bosanquet's manservant Thomas, who Fletcher may remember was with them during their visit to Coalbrookdale. William is very comforted by Bosanquet's presence. Thanks be to God that he does not suffer much pain, but is distressed by his difficult breathing. She does not think that he can last more than a few days.

Note

  • William Bosanquet died at about 10pm on the day that the above was written.

Note

Note

  • William Bosanquet died at about 10pm on the day that the above was written.