June 11 / 76
Corner Abbotsford and Arden[?] Street Hotham Melbourne
My Dear Mrs Munday
I have been expecting a note from you the last 2 mails hope illness has not prevented your answering my notes trust this will find Mr Munday Family and self well and recovering from the shock of dear James death it is seven monthes today since it pleased God to take him from us I trust our loss has been his gain.
We have at last got the box away, have just a few things beside what James told me, thinking you would like to have them. the work box as though it had been in use as the customs would not be so likely to want duty she had never used the box she used to say it will look so nice in my parlor.
Glad to say we are all well now but have been ill myself Mr Cook and Tom have had severe Colds there as been a great deal of sickness here chiefly fevers one of dear Alice's friends died with typhoid fever only married 3 months as trouble comes to all around us in one way or the other.
I hope you will like the plots of the grave I wrote and asked Mrs Jeherton[?] to get one the same size of Alice's grave if she can had a letter from her last Mail they are all pretty well Mr Cook is writing to your son all the particulars about the box which I trust will reach you safely with [??] [??] believe me to remain yours truly
These are some of the articles worth considerably more than marked in the invoice.