Hopefully, the posts this past month has given you some ideas for things to write for the Mail Packet. Have you given any thought to what you're going to write? Get your pen and paper out and let's go!
Here are some examples of fun things that we've gotten in the past as part of the project:
Baptiste got a letter with a black spot in it from an anonymous 'former shipmate'.
The Bosun got a letter from a former shipmate inviting him to join him in a business venture back in England.
The Ship's Chaplain got a solicitation letter from a company that manufactures mourning candies.
Need some ideas for what to write? Try one of these:
Letter from a friend or colleague back home.
(But none from immediate 'family' if you please. Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, Nieces & Nephews are fine, but none from Mothers, Fathers, children.)
A bill or request for payment.
An overdue payment of debt.
A letter carrying news of the war(s)
Or, use the link below to see some other types of period letters:
The Complete Letter Writer...
Wondering what a period letter looks like? Here are some beautiful examples:
Contact me to find out where to send your finished letter… or questions, or for any other additional information.
Finshed letters will need to be to ME by the first of JULY of this present year so that they can find their way into the Mail Packet!