It is good to hear from you again, no matter the reason. I am your brother, perhaps not by blood, but in all other meanings of the term.
I knew that you were well, per your last letter, and I assure you again, although you do not question it, that your trust is not misplaced. Rather, I appreciate being kept apprised of your matters, given that persons closer to your heart than I were left unaware of the same details.
Enclosed is a letter sent to me by your sister, who is well, albeit in low spirits. I beg you to allow me to tell her the truth, and moreover, to both pay a visit to you when travel becomes possible. I appeal to that part of your heart that still exists, despite your attempts at stifling it or cutting it out like some misguided surgeon. You cannot allow her to continue in her suffering.
The arrangements you requested are made, per the vow of kinship I made to you, and per the vows made to me over a blessed ring. Contrary to your instructions, I provided for the travel of a pair, because I trust that you will ignore your stubbornness and heed my advice—that traveling alone will prove far too dangerous for any man.
In return, I ask only for an acknowledgement of the above and a promise on our bond as brothers that you will take no risks beyond what is necessary to attain the object you require. Please also send correspondence following your return from your trip.