Thank you letter

by Nick

I’ve just finished Adrian Tinniswood’s The Verneys, and there is a wonderful thank you letter from the ten-year old Ralph Verney to his grandfather Sir Ralph:

Honered Granfather

This is to present my umble duty to

You and to give you many thinks for

Keeping of my lettel hors and for my

Cheeses and I am in hopes yt I shall heare

That you are well after your iurney

And pray present my umble cervis to all

My frinds and pray accept of thes few

Lines from your most o Bedient granson

To command

Ralph Verney