books & my guitar. My sister makes me as happy as she can and I make myself happier that she may be so. – Write, do not disappoint me & tell me if you can that you are quite as happy as your best friend can wish you.
Dear John ever yours most truly & affectionately,
Remember me kindly to Edmund Walter Father Mother Alfred & Sister.
Mr John Jos. Cotman
42 Hunter Street
I should go to Ipswich on Saturday night having arranged to that effect, but I hope for a line from you to arrive on Sunday morning. I pray you let me not be disappointed – every feeling and intention are absorbed by the vortex of "what the Physicians call anxiety". I but live from post to post. —
We will afterwards go to Ips[wic]h together. At any rate just now I cannot do Ipswich. —