21 Nov 1856

Mrs Richard Bevan
Highcliffe Lodge

My dearest Sarah
I did as you wished.
Last evening we had much improved account of our darling up to the 10th of November -
He was then off for a ten day cruise in the Black Sea.  It was proposed to leave him behind in the flag ship - but he would not hear of it - his [-] [barely legible text] is something wonderful yet the captain is glad to take the boy on - rather than leave him with strangers.
God be praised for this better account.
I am sending all the letters to my sisters & I beg them to forward them to you.
Please guard them carefully and return them to me - in much haste. & with every kind wish to all your party
 most affy yours

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21 Nov 1856
Sarah Bevan (nee Dewar)
Mrs Richard Bevan, Highcliff Lodge, Brighton