What a pleasure it was to receive your letter. Your plans for Teresa's upbringing do sound exquisite. She is indeed fortunate to have you and Rebecca as guardians. Let us hope that she will make the most of it as I am certain she shall.
If you would care to tell me of it, I am rather curious as to how Teresa came to be under your care instead of your Grandmary. Was it that you had offered to tutor her as a student of Proper School? Or simply that Pleasantville was an appealing place for her to grow up? Her parents ought to be pleased with her accomplishments thus far. Are you in contact with them often?
Rachel's education shall continue within the home alongside her studies at Proper School up to the time when she is accepted in to the court of England, as I shall do. From then on, my Father and Mother and I shall seek out a match for her among the English aristocracy and from then on her duties shall require no further formal education. They will be to her husband and his family and the reputation of the Merriman name in England. 'Tis to be hoped that all three of us girls shall eventually reside as close to Buckingham as may be.
Please do write soon as I shall be much occupied with preparations in coming months and calling may be few and far between. Your letters are delightful to me indeed.