154. Robert Bloomfield to Mary Ann Bloomfield, 13 January 1805


154. Robert Bloomfield to Mary Ann Bloomfield, 13 January 1805* 

Bury: Jan 13 1805

My dearest Mary

I came yesterday to Bury and left Hannah at Honington, from whom I bring the other half of this letter. George is well, I write this in his room. I saw Mr Gedge last night and shall dine with him tomorrow. George's affairs I hope will be settled somehow or other before I return. He seems desirous to sell the House at Honington, but may alter his mind. I long to be with you, and to pay the [word obscured], and other things, and to be snugly tuck'd up in my own sheets. I have lain in eight different beds since I left yours, but have taken no cold yet, I shall spend a day or two here and then get Hannah here (if she be willing) and certainly sleep with you on Saturday night if I hold well.—

I shall spend as much or more than one years pay from the good Old Duke, but you will not deem it a great wrong after consenting as you did to giving that income wholely up to my Mother. Her expense, poor Soul! And her troubles are all over.—

I will write once again to you before my return, and mean, and hope to see you on Saturday tonight. My love to your Father, and the children. I write now to Mr Allen

Yours most affectionately,

Rob Bloomfield

* BL Add. MS 28268, f. 164 BACK