Duncan Melville Posted May 17, 2017 Share Posted May 17, 2017 A short note written on pure white cotton rag card, with purple-black oak gall ink, in a masculine script without adornments. It was delivered by a footman liveried in Melville colors to Prince Rupert's offices at the earliest reasonable time. Lord Beverley, I have returned to London but two nights ago, due to the inclement weather. I know it is kind of short notice, but would you and your lady wife be able to join me for tea this afternoon? I would truly be honoured. Your humble and obedient servant, Lord Melville The note was hand-delivered along two bottles of wine. One bottle of claret from Château Latour in Gascony, and a bottle of a sweet yet zesty white from Château d'Yquem in the Gironde. The footman was instructed to wait for a reply. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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