"Many thanks for your kind wishes
about my health: overworked as
I am, it is necessarily very bad, but
I thank God who still gives me work
to do for Him. I am indeed entirely
a prisoner to my room, except when
once a year I take my widowed
mother to Lea Hurst 1, now no longer
ours. I bid you 'Godspeed' in all
your undertakings for other's good": pray
believe me ever your faithful serv't
Florence Nightingale
Mrs. Roe