Expresses her pleasure at CD's engagement.
My dearest Charles
I must this vy evn'g give you joy of haing secured the very sweetest most
sympatiys of wives— you will be as happy as happy can
be & I do most heartily rejoice it is all settled— I was quite taken
by surprise not thinking the evnt was so near taking place. how vy good of you to
sacrifice yourself one of your vy few days by comg over here
& how I shall like to see you again & I quite envy all at
- f1 431.f1Emma Wedgwood accepted CD's proposal of marriage on 11 November 1838, ‘The day of days!’ (‘Journal’; Correspondence vol. 2, Appendix II).
- f2 431.f2Caroline and Josiah Wedgwood III were living in Clayton near Maer (Wedgwood 1980, p. 232).