From Queen Victoria to the Princess Royal – 11 December 1861

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From Queen Victoria to the Princess Royal – Windsor Castle, 11 December 1861

I can, I am thankful to say, report another good night. I am writing in the room next to where beloved Papa is sleeping. The doctors are satisfied; he holds his ground and contrary to what is generally the case with such fevers – he is not weaker, though he gets sadly thin. It is a dreadful trial to witness this, and requires all my strength of mind and courage not to be overcome – when I look at him – so totally unlike himself. We are very fortunate in the doctors. Jenner is admirable. It was thought necessary to satisfy the public to have another eminent doctor to come and see him, which I own distressed me much, but however I submitted, and Papa did not dislike it or object to it – and so Dr Watson comes to see him, who is a sensible, good, clever man. My time is entirely taken up with precious Papa – and so engrossed with him – that I can think of little else. I am sorry that the elections have taken such a very liberal turn. That will alarm the King.1

  1. Roger Fulford – Dearest Child

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