Penelope Clay to William Walter Elliot
(By hand) Thursday, February 23
My dear William,
I am touched by your letter and may contrive the meeting with relative ease, as the Elliots are tomorrow to be at the White Hart, where the Musgroves have arrived for a few days of shopping – there is much talk of weddings.
Elizabeth will be delighted to have me out of the way and engaged on some errand in preparation for her “small but elegant” party planned for Saturday evening, at which of course your attendance is eagerly expected, not least by