Frankfurt 11th Oct. 82.
My dear Lady Thompson!
I thank you for so kindly remembering my birthday; your letter gave me great pleasure, but I deeply regret, that your health is not better. All the kind words, you tell me in your letter, really touch me, but I don’t feel a merit anything |2| I may have done to you, I felt myself so happy in being able to cheer you up now and then.
We are just come back from our journey, which ended with our visit to Venice, which we enjoyed very much. Now we are settled again, and have |3| begun our work; Marie and Eugenie help me as usually and are very well; they beg me to return your kind regards most warmly.
Bearer of these lines is Miss Mary Wurm, whom I wish very much to recommend to your kindness. You will soon find out her capacities as a very |4| good musician and very clever player. She had the great mis-fortune to loose her mother on her return to England two months ago, and has now to take care of a large family. She will tell you more about herself, if you will kindly receive her. She intends to remain in London as teacher, and will play next month in the Crystal Palace and in one of the Pops.
Accept, my dear Lady Thompson, my kindest regards for you and your dear family, and believe me ever and for ever yours