16 December 1905
I have just returned from a most beautiful day out with Abe, and I would like to inform you that I have accepted an offer of marriage from him.
I understand that you may have concerns you would wish to speak with me about. You have expressed as much before. I would welcome a discussion with you when next you visit, but I would ask also that you support our decision. Brandon and yourself have been the only friends who have stood by us through everything, and I would be shattered to know something that brings such joy to me would mean the loss of your favor.
As such, I ask that you both come quickly. There is little reason for us to delay such a ceremony, as I need not wait for family that will not come or a reverend who will not perform the rite. The two of you will likely be our only witnesses, and we would be delighted to share the experience with you. I will tell you all about his proposal on your arrival.