My Dearest Corwynne,
Legolas has decided to come with me for the cleaning trip. He was very understanding of you need for him and agrees that if he had to sit through those two alone his head would explode. He does not understand the need for all this talk. You are king, be king...don't talk about being king. In this regard, he has done just that. He is a Prince and the founder of the settlement, so he has informed the others that he is taking a trip. He has also told them that the laws they want will not be inacted before, during or after his absence. And speaking of his absence....Gimli will be in charge during that. They don't seem to be to happy about that.
Perhaps they will all get so mad that they will leave. A settlement of three would suit me just fine at this point. But they are stubborn and none of them want to see Gladders more than they don't want to live with Gimli, me and random hobbits so there is little hope of that.
Anyway, we shall be there to see you shortly and look forward to it greatly.
Your affectionate friend,