Date : A. –That addition to a writing which specifies the time the writing was made. B. − (By extension) Time when an event occurred or will occur. C. − an affair (1885), then a romantic rendez-vous from the 1890's.
Traditionally the date is put at the top right corner of a letter.
Signature : A. − The act of signing. B. − Inscription of his name
Traditionally the signature is put at the bottom right corner of a letter.
While the second hand was turning endlessly, the minute hand moved for the thirtieth time since she started to stare at it. She had arrived at the train station a few minutes after ten o'clock, and the clock was now showing 32 minutes past 10. She gave him fifteen minutes, no more. She wanted to weep and she breathed deeply to keep her self-control. That was over . All this had been a waking dream, or should we call it a nightmare. The outcome of her imagination and her fantasies. She saw a walking postman, that made her smile. How many letters would have the same effect on their addressee than the letter she had received two months ago? Her mother called her:
"My sweet Dora, Edward left a note for you in the thank you letter we received from Alice".