Feast day wishes. Good resolutions.
I love you very much! In bringing you best wishes on our mutual feast day, I assure you it is with all my heart. I give you my letter, and you promise me Telémaque.1 I want to become very wise and very obedient, no more whining like the other day. I would hope that my wisdom and obedience bring you joy and happiness and a long life.
It was very good of you to allow me to dine at Madame Galline’s, for I had a very good time. I am not ungrateful, and I want my prompt obedience to show my gratitude.
Adieu, dear papa. I am, with respect, your dear son.
Original: Archives Laporte.
Edition: Fr I, letter 3.