I believe that this was invitation was to my great-great grandmother (via adoption) Mary Calista Miller. Upon the date of the dance she would have been 16 years old and it would be two years before her marriage to Jared Jerome Tiffany in 1870.
Presents his Compliment to Miss Miller
And would most respectfully solicit the Pleasure of Accompanying You to a dance at Miss Simon’s next Thursday evening at seven o’clock.
Yours On Haste (?)
Please Answer Oct the 27th, 1868