The trip to Cuba was a smashing success with a less than smashing finale! Henry and I were afforded a grand tour of Cuba and he made some quite promising sketches. He was so taken with the landscape that he changed his plans and remained in Cuba. Nicaise and I continued on to Boston where we originally planned to return home after a short stay, but I took ill shortly after we put into port. A most capable physician determined it was, as I secretly feared, the fever. The doctor said he was most surprised at my recovery and determined it must have been due to my prior robust health. Nicaise returned to England with haste to give word to Mary and to allay her fears. She came as soon as the news reached her, but by the time she arrived I was convalescing most satisfactorily. This week the weather warmed and Mary and I travelled to Prince Edward Island for extended rest and rejuvenation. We are taking the ocean air in daily, which is most agreeable. Mary convinced me to have a photo carte made which I send to thee most humbly. She urged me to rest in a chair for the event, but as you can see I prevailed the day! Mary brought your news from Switzerland and I am most anxious to hear of the cabinet! Please use caution and send word as soon as you discover the contents!