Paris 20 December 1790
For some years now M. Desmoulins, your son, has sought my daughter in marriage:
I have the honour to be, with a true attachment,
Your very humble and very obedient servant,
Guise 23 December 1790
The letter you have honoured me by writing, confirming your assent to the happiness of my son, fills me with all the joy that a father can feel at the news that his son is to be happy. I beg you to accept my gratitude and this expression of my feelings. We can only anticipate the happiest fate for our dear children since their betrothal takes place under such auspicious circumstances. We unite our good wishes on all sides for them, and for their union. I will be delighted to come to the celebration, so dear to my heart, if my health and the weather allow it.
Assurance of the distinguished consideration and perfect devotion with which I am, etc [sic!]