Post by Gabriel Lannes on Oct 21, 2019 0:07:32 GMT
From: Monsieur Henry Lannes,
I am sorry to see you leave our beautiful home in Gascony. I understand your desire to make your own way. I will support you in this to the best of my ability. Please forgive your brother and his ways. Of course, he is due his rights as the oldest son but I sorely wish that you and he can overcome your differences and be friends and not estranged
Please take the letters of introduction to our wine distributors in Paris. They are in no way required to help you but for the sake of your father they may help in time of need.
Please take the time to update your dear old pere of your successes and failures. Always remember you are a Lannes and that is a great name in France.
Post by Gabriel Lannes on Oct 21, 2019 0:20:07 GMT
I hope this letter finds you in good health. I have made my way successfully to Paris. My first month has been a whirlwind of activity. You know my deepest desire for a military career but alas I was refused by the Royal Marines. I shall try post haste to rectify this in the upcoming months.
Father, I invested your most generous gift in very nice quarters and have dressed myself in the finest attire that is possible. You would be very proud and the provincial governor would be very much in envy. In fact father, I have caught the eye of the most beautiful Acelina Bissonette. She is way too high above my station for me but she believes in me as much as you do father. I will endeavor to make you proud.
Post by Gabriel Lannes on Oct 30, 2019 1:41:40 GMT
My 2nd month in the beautiful city of Paris has been as eventful as the 1st. Alas, I applied for a commission with a very respectable unit the Picardy Musketeers but was unable to secure a position. I will try again next month to enter the service of my King and Country.
My station has improved this month and I have been in company with my most gracious peers who are above me but have befriended me. The beautiful Acelina Bissonette continues to believe in me so life is well with me.
Sorry to be short but my application for service requires effort forthwith.
Post by Gabriel Lannes on Jan 30, 2020 3:15:07 GMT
My time in Paris has been fraught with joy and sorrow. I have not been able to secure a position in a Musketeer regiment until this month. Wonder of wonder and many blessings have befallen me and I have been accepted into the King's Musketeers!!!! I spent a few months working on my Rapier while climbing the Parisian social ladder and now I have been blessed with the answer to our dreams. Please stop by the local parish and add a few extra's in the offering plate as thanks for me and I will do the same when I get back from the front.
Please tell my my dear brother Bernard of my success and dearest wish for him to have all the success possible in running the family business. I will do my best to make you proud and to make sure the King himself knows of our loyal support.
Again sorry, this letter is so short but I am off to protect king and country.