(this is another version of last week's letter - After a Misunderstanding)
July 23rd, 18--
Dear Sir:-- This attempt you make to excuse your conduct is neither straightforward nor satisfactory. It is, in fact, only exculplating yourself by admitting a fault as great as the one of which I complain (here state particulars). Under these circumstances, whatever pain it may cause me, I must avow my determination never, under any consideration, to admit of your addresses, feeling persuaded that the consequences would not be favorable to the happiness of either.
I remain, sir,
Your obedient servant,