My dearest Jonathan, Here I sit in the hall outside our room while our precious bairns are sleeping beautifully within, and it does truly rejoice my heart to be able to give such good tidings of them to thee dear papa as I able to do tonight. Algie, I feel sure is getting better, for although his bowels are not yet quite natural, being very much as they were when thee left, yet his general condition indicates that he is decidedly better. I think he has not been as good & jolly since he was first taken sick as he has been today; and this has been [a]
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