450 Hackney Road
Sept 6th / 67
My dear Uncle and Aunt
I hardly know how to thank you for the extreme kindness you have displayed in sending me so generous a present.
You will I am sure be pleased to hear that it arrived at a most acceptable time, indeed it was just what was needed to complete preparations for our union & I assure you we are all most greatly obliged to you for it.
I have now been staying with Grandma for about a fortnight & it was I who took your letter from the letter box, little suspecting what it contained for me.
I need not say how glad we should all be to welcome you both to England. I do hope that the day is not far distant when we shall have the pleasure of doing so, but should we never meet in this world, how joyful will be the meeting in that land where partings are unknown - where all is peace, eternal peace & joy & where sorrows never enter.
Grandma has forwarded your note to Mamma, from whom I have no doubt you will soon hear. We often talk about you at home & Ma often expresses sorrow at not being able to carry on correspondence with you, but I dare say you are aware that hitherto she has been kept fully employed by her children who are still very young.
John who is next to me and fifteen years of age, is just entering into the world as a clerk. Frank is twelve & Grace Beatrice, the pet and darling of the family, a three years old toddler will now, I suppose very shortly rise to the dignity of Miss Kraushaar.
I enclose with this a carte of Mr. Roberts & myself. It is a good likeness of Mr. R. but I must send you a better one of myself another time, for I am told on all hands that I am far from being flattered in this one. And now once more thanking you for your kindness displayed both in the gift and in the wishes for my happiness
I remain dear Uncle and Aunt
Your affectionate niece