Your Meeting on June 19

 

My dear Madam

I have a silent horror of my poor name

being used by those who do all the work:

& I should be very thankful if you did

not find cause to take what you ask:

but I wish 'God speed' so heartily to your

undertaking & your meeting that no

scruple of mine ought to oppose anything

that you think of the least use:

Pray alter or suppress altogether what I

enclose: (especially if it is not quite true now

that troops are beset with bad invitations before