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To Mary Henshaw, informing her of the death of Mr Taylor, and urging her at the request of Mr Edwards, to return to England, so that necessary steps can be taken for the care and education of Taylor's children.

Brother Charles had called on Taylor only a short time before his death, and there was then no hint of the tragedy to come.

The children have excellent characters, and Sally's mother always takes great delight in their visits, especially as their gandmother was her very good friend Mrs Spilsbury. They are however in need of a firm hand, as their poor father's nerves prevented him from exercising discipline. One of the girls is very ill at the moment, and is not expected to recover.