From Emma Darwin [19 April 1851]
Sat. | past 4.
My dearest N.1
The message is just arrived. What happiness! How I do thank God! but I will not feel too hopeful. I was in the garden looking at my poor darling’s little garden to find a flower of hers when John Griffith’s2 drove up. Give my best love to dear Fanny & Catherine.3 The latter & Brodie4 must want some repose. We shall hear nothing more now till Monday but I shall wait very well now.
John takes this back with him but I don’t know whether it will be too late.
I hardly dare think of such happiness. I hope you will sleep tonight my own.
May the dreadful sickness keep off our child
Goodbye. | E.D
Gives her reactions to CD’s reports on Anne’s health.