File 3: Hassall family, correspondence, volume 2, pp. 703-1164, 1825-1867: No. 002
quite well I shall be happy to hear from any of them if they will favour me with a letter.
Before I close this letter allow me to return you my most grateful thanks for your offer to move me in any way, most kindly & I value your attention to me, but I shall be able to go on and to struggle thro' fell times mend with me, my own wants and deprivations are trifling but for those of my children I feel most [indecipherable] I look at my Husband with concern patience, when I feel my situation just now, and many uneasy moments have I for my childrens welfare.
This country has been visited with a dry drought, so much so that wheat is very scarce and very dear, many people have no seed to [indecipherable] for the coming year, which I fear will be very [indecipherable]
Charlotte who is yet at Bounty School but no expence to Meg [indecipherable] to Mary and Jane, but I have not seen her since Christmas last.
I should like to know how our Hull friends are as it is now some time since I heard of them - so let me know when you last heard of them.
I regret much that Mr Foreman did not bring my daughter Emma out, as we sent 50 to [indecipherable] to get her comfortably off, she is [indecipherable] but I believe we are to have one of Mr Wilks's sisters with him.
I sincerely hope your dear little boy is quite well. remember me most affectionately to Mr Hassall, also to your Father, and Mother, and [indecipherable] accept my sincere love and believe me
yours most sincerely