It is with great pleasure that I announce our save arrival, the roads being somewhat muddied and a great storm suffered at Baltimore, but all was well. My luggage arrived safely later that night by another conveyance and I am happy to report my bonnets, gowns etc. emerged quite unscathed.
All the ton was in attendance yesterday at the gathering of the Beau Monde, a bluestocking gathering accompanied by delicious food and edifying speakers. In the evening, after my maidservant had tied me into my gown, we attended the soiree, where I determined that a lady need not remove her gloves to drink a bottle of beer. Much dancing and merriment took place. The renowned Miss A— McC—- was in attendance, wearing a most elegant gown of dark red with matching shoes. Upon my admiration of her shoes, she admitted to Payless; my new shoes, golden slippers which proved excellent for dancing, came from Target.
We have reason to believe pictures will be available at a later date.
The weather is quite fine although somewhat heavy and humid as one would expect.
I remain, my dear friends, your most devoted friend, etc.
Sounds delightful! Wish I were there…
My Dear Lady,
I can only express my Sorrow that I was unable to be present at an Event that, by your admirable Description, can only be imagined to be Delightful in every way.
I am also happy to hear that Lady McC___ patronizes the same Shoemaker that I have visited on many Occasions–the rather oddly named Mr. Payless. (In spite of his Name, he did, in fact, make me pay for the shoes.)
Glad that your Luggage arrived in time. Enjoy your stay!
Your most obt.,
So glad you’re having a good time. Yes, wish I could be there too. Maybe next year.