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To Lord Mountjoy - by hand on the 17th

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On the morning of the 17th before church, a servant arrived at the Mountjoy's door with a note and a parcel wrapped in tissue. Lord Mountjoy himself might recognise the servant as Mary, Eleanor's maid and chaperone, if he happened to see her. 


To Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy

From Eleanor Bayning, daughter of Viscount Bayning

Dear Lord Mountjoy,

I cannot thank you enough for your kindness to one poor soul during the Reception. I should have been quite lost without you, and you had no cause to act so but out of the goodness of your heart, which is clearly great indeed. 

Please accept this modest token of my appreciation, together with my best and kindest wishes for you and yours.

Yours Faithfully,

Eleanor Bayning

The parcel wrapped in tissue proved to contain a fine silk handkerchief. On it had been embroidered a border of Sweet William for Gallantry, with a bouquet of mature roses in one corner, for Gratitude, all worked in silk thread a mix of long stitch and meticulous petit point, so that the petals of the flowers stood out. 

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