I don’t really know if I want to do sewing circle anymore, I think ‘twould be more agreeable for you and I just to get together and sew. Oh I have the most wonderful news! My mother ordered some fashionable, floral print fabric from Williamsburg just for me! It arrived recently and I simply cannot stop gazing at it whenever I have a free moment! I have an idea; I have some lovely fashion paper dolls that I’ll send in each letter so that you can see all of the charming gowns. Could you send them back each time? ‘Twill be such fun! I received them for yuletide this past winter and I have not yet found the opportunity to share them with you. Right now Nan and William are being quite vulgar and pretending to bomb William’s toy soldiers. How morbid! I simply cannot find their childish ways agreeable. How did you like my poem at Proper School? When are you going to memorize a poem? You are such a good friend, Teresa, you must be the only person in town who truly understands me! We are, and shall forever be, the very best of friends.
All my love, Rachel Virginia