January 4, 1641
Monsieur Brouart has told me of the gossip circulating about our sisters, and I remain troubled about it. If our sisters are at fault, I humbly beg you to be good enough to inform me and to excuse me for writing to you so often. This time it is to send you my humble greetings at the beginning of this new year and to take the liberty of sending you a letter for our sisters. I am afraid that those which I sent directly to them have been lost because it has been so long since I have had any news of them. Nevertheless, I am at peace because you are in the city. I am sure that your Charity would let me know if anything untoward happened to them.
But now, Monsieur, winter is slipping by and you have yet to honor us by letting us know if you will come to Paris as you had planned and, if so, when. With all my heart I would want to see this happen if such be the holy will of God in which I remain, Monsieur, your very humble and most obedient daughter and servant.