My dearest Johannah,
As I was about this early morning, I came upon a closet of the most stunning ball gowns and I thought to myself, ‘My Jo would look simply brilliant in them’. Much more beautiful, I am sure, than their owner does. No, dear heart, I did not steal them, for I know how you feel about my line of work.
I’ve done well lately, shall we go out on the town on the morrow? I could buy you a pretty gown of your own and we would take the posh scene by storm. Dinner, of course, at a fine establishment and perhaps some dancing? My Lord Joshua Romani intimated that he could point us in the right way for some good musicians. You must agree, as it will fill my heart with joy to be seen on the arm of the most beautiful lady in the city.
Yours for always,
Your devoted Rafe.