Acknowledges Mrs H's disappointing answer to his quest for a house in the country. Five miles from a railway station is "the length of my tether".
12 Upper Gower St
My dear M
I am very much obliged to you for so quickly sending me
With many thanks believe me dear M
My wife left me on Tuesday with children for Staffordshire so that in the language of Boz I am a widow & an orphan.
- f1 628.f1On Tuesday, 3 May 1842, Emma travelled to Maer (see Emma Darwin (1904) 2: 36).
- f2 628.f2Charles Dickens' Sketches by ‘Boz’.