To Elizabeth Mary Thorley 26 April 
Down | Farnboro | Kent
Dear Mrs Thorley
I must beg permission to express to you our deep obligation to your daughter & our most earnest hope that her health may not be injured by her exertions I hope it will not appear presumptuous in me to say that her conduct struck me as throughout quite admirable. I never saw her once [yield] to her feelings as long as self restraint & exertion were of any use— her judgment & good sense never failed: her kindness, her devotion to our poor child could hardly have been excelled by that of a mother
Such conduct will, I trust hereafter be in some degree rewarded by the satisfaction your daughter must ever feel when she looks back at her exertions to save & comfort our poor dear dying child. I earnestly hope that her health will be pretty soon established. My wife joins in kindest remembrance to yourself
Pray believe me &c
Expresses gratitude to Mrs T’s daughter for devotion to his daughter in final illness.