FORMAL INVITATIONS





Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wagstaff request the

honor of Mr. McAdoo's presence on Friday

evening, June 15th, at 8 o'clock to meet the

Governor of the Fort.

19 Woodbine Terrace

June 8th, 1910.



This is an invitation to a formal reception calling for evening dress.

Here is Mr. McAdoo's reply in the third person:--



Mr. McAdoo presents his compliments to

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wagstaff and accepts with

great pleasure their invitation to meet the

Governor of the Fort on the evening of June

fifteenth.

215 Beacon Street,

June 10th, 1910.



Here is how Mr. McAdoo might decline the invitation:--



Mr. McAdoo regrets that owing to a prior

engagement he must forego the honor of paying

his respects to Mr. and Mrs. Wagstaff and the

Governor of the Fort on the evening of June

fifteenth.

215 Beacon St.,

June 10th, 1910.



Here is a note addressed, say to Mr. Jeremiah Reynolds.



Mr. and Mrs. Oldham at home on Wednesday

evening October ninth from seven to eleven.

21 Ashland Avenue,

October 5th.



Mr. Reynolds makes reply:--



Mr. Reynolds accepts with high appreciation

the honor of Mr. and Mrs. Oldham's invitation

for Wednesday evening October ninth.

Windsor Hotel

October 7th



or



Mr. Reynolds regrets that his duties render

it impossible for him to accept Mr. and Mrs.

Oldham's kind invitation for the evening of

October ninth.

Windsor Hotel,

October 7th,



Sometimes less informal invitations are sent on small specially designed

note paper in which the first person takes the place of the third. Thus



360 Pine St.,

Dec. 11th, 1910.

Dear Mr. Saintsbury:

Mr. Johnson and I should be much pleased to

have you dine with us and a few friends next

Thursday, the fifteenth, at half past seven.

Yours sincerely,

Emma Burnside.



Mr. Saintsbury's reply:



57 Carlyle Strand

Dec. 13th, 1910.

Dear Mrs. Burnside:

Let me accept very appreciatively your

invitation to dine with Mr. Burnside and you

on next Thursday, the fifteenth, at half past

seven.

Yours sincerely,

Henry Saintsbury.

Mrs. Alexander Burnside.





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