Having given in the preceding sections some hints as to letter-writing and examples of notes of invitation, acceptance, and declination, it seems important to append some more diversified examples of letter-writing and correspondence, as brief guides to a broad domain of social duty and obligation. Letters of this kind are endlessly diversified in form and purpose, and a few examples, chosen largely at random, must suffice.

Ordering Goods.

In ordering goods be careful to state exactly what you want, and whether you wish goods delivered by freight or express.

It is customary in writing orders to use abbreviations for mercantile terms which are known among business men.

Should you wish to ask any questions or to make suggestions, write these upon a separate sheet from the order itself.

Send your order some time before you need the goods, so that you may not suffer on account of any slight delay upon the sender's part.

Danville, Va., Dec. 20, 1903. Slrawbridge & Clothier, Philadelphia, Pa. Dear Sirs :

Enclosed find draft for $75 on First National Bank of Danville, for which please forward by U. S. Express :

6 pairs White Kid Gloves, No. 6. pairs Brown Kid Gloves, No. 6.

1 dozen Linen Handkerchiefs lady's size. 15 yards of Silk like sample enclosed. The amount overpaid in my remittance you may place to my credit subject to future orders. Respectfully,

(Mrs.)Julia D. Brown.

Application for a Situation as Teacher.

Salina, Kansas, fuly 5, 1902. Gentlemen :

Understanding that a vacancy for the situation of teacher in your school has occurred, I beg to offer myself as a candidate, and to inclose my certificate and letters of recommendation from persons you no doubt know. While I feel that these can better speak for me than I can for myself, I venture to assure you that, should you appoint me to the position, I shall strive to discharge my duties earnestly and steadily, and shall ever remain,

Your grateful and obedient servant,

Jeanette Wilson. To the Trustees or Principal of School.

Introducing a Young Lady Seeking Employment.

Brooklyn, May 2, 1903. Dear Mr. Martin :

This will introduce to you my friend Miss Mabel Beechem, who is desirous of obtaining employment in your city. I use our old acquaintanceship to interest you in her behalf. She has received a very liberal education, and would prove of great value to a family whose young children need careful and judicious teaching. She is gentle, amiable, and. willing. I trust you will be able to serve her, and I shall greatly appreciate the attention you may give her.

Very truly,

Barclay Jones. To Mr. Joseph Martin,

2175 Pine Street Philadelphia, Pa.