Saint Victor le 29 juilliet 
Dear little Louis,
I send you this little card to give you my news which is still fairly good for the moment and I hope that my card finds you the same. Dear little one, I think that it will not be long [before I] return to the country.
I finish by wishing you well […] and good health, and especially not to be naughty with little mummy. Embrace everyone well for me – little mummy, little brother and little sister and […] little daddy who […] very far away.