Garth Hotel, Saturday
My dear Dr. Dvořák,
I am overwhelmed with your kindness in making the notes on your symphony. It not only relieved me of embarrassment but enabled me also to enlist in a peculiar degree the interest of about 40 young ladies to whom I talked about the work Thursday night and who heard it yesterday afternoon. I have had no greater happiness from 20 years of labor in[!]1 behalf of good music than has come to me from the consciousness that I may have been to some degree instrumental in helping the public to appreciate your compositions and especially this beautiful symphony. I wish that there was some way in which I could show my gratitude for this last act of kindness but till I find one I must content myself by thanking you most cordially and sincerely.
Faithfully your friend and admirer