What does the letter Jonathan gives to Dracula say?

The letter Jonathan gives to Dracula is from Mr. Hawkins. In this letter, Mr. Hawkins apologizes for not being able to visit Dracula personally because of his inability to travel due to illness. He tells the Count he has sent Jonathan to Transylvania in his place. He praises Jonathan and expresses his utmost confidence in the new solicitor and assures Dracula that his business affairs are in good, capable hands.

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In chapter 2 of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Jonathan Harker arrives at Count Dracula's home in Transylvania. After settling in, Jonathan joins Dracula for dinner (although the Count does not partake and claims he has already eaten).

Before dining, Jonathan gives Dracula a sealed letter from his friend, mentor,...

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In chapter 2 of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Jonathan Harker arrives at Count Dracula's home in Transylvania. After settling in, Jonathan joins Dracula for dinner (although the Count does not partake and claims he has already eaten).

Before dining, Jonathan gives Dracula a sealed letter from his friend, mentor, and employer, Mr. Peter Hawkins. Dracula reads the letter, smiles, and gives it to Jonathan to read.

In his letter to Dracula, Mr. Hawkins writes that he is a chronic sufferer of gout, and as a result, he is unable to travel, which is why he could not make the trip to Transylvania personally. He tells Dracula that he has sent his protégé and employee, Jonathan Harker, in his place. Mr. Hawkins then praises Jonathan. He says he has complete confidence in Jonathan, whom he describes as youthful, energetic, talented, discreet, quiet, and loyal. Mr. Hawkins informs Dracula that he has known Jonathan since he was a child and that he has employed him for a long time. Mr. Hawkins concludes his letter to Dracula by saying Jonathan is fully capable of handling all of his business needs.

This letter is one of many that appears in the book, which is an epistolary novel: it is written in the form of a series of letters, documents, and diary entries.

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