London, 20 Nov. 1873.
I wish you many happy returns;1
it will surely be a festive day, this first birthday in your own house.2
I hope that this will be a very good and happy year for you both.
You’ve received my last letter, I hope. Write soon with news of how everyone is doing. I’m longing
to hear something again.
Have you seen Theo yet? I heard that he arrived in The Hague last Wednesday.
Herewith a small contribution for the album.3
I’m fine, but I’m up to my ears in work, and only have a moment.
Bid good-day to everyone in the Poten;4
how I’d like to look in on you today. I wish you both the best.