MY dearest frank: I am sure that you are right in thinking that it would be as well not to have the ceremony too near, the date of Uncle Percival' s arrival in England. We should be so sorry to hurt his feelings in any way! Mother has been down to Madame Mortimer's about the dresses, and she thinks that everything could be hurried up so as to be ready by July 7 th. She is so Obliging, and her skirts do hang so beauti fully! O Frank! It is only a few weeks' time.