8_702 22/10/61

Hampstead, N.W.
22 Oct. 1861
Refers to the kindness of his 1800 men in addressing her from Newcastle; speaks of her worsening health. 'But 1 have never ceased during one waking hour since my return to England 5 years ago labouring for the welfare of the Army at home as I did abroad. And no hour have I given to friendship or amusement during that times but all to work. To that work the death of my dear chief, Sidney Herbert has been a fatal blow. 1 assure you it is always a support giving strength to me, to find a national sympathy with the Army and our efforts for it

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