Text v originálním jazyce:
Jan 19. 1885
My dear Dr. Dvořák
Enclosed I have the pleasure to send a cheque for 250£ for the Birmingham Cantata which I propose to call “The Spectre’s Bride”.
Will you kindly sign the paper sent herewith in the places marked and return it to me.
A small society but with very good chorus and orchestra wishes to perform your “Hymnus” during March (when you are here) at St. Francis Hall: the director would very much like you to conduct but cannot afford to pay very much: they offer ten guineas and I hope you will be able to accept as it would be a great advantage for you to conduct the work at its first performance.
With very kind regards I am,
Yours most sincerely
posílá šek na 250 liber za kantátu (Svatební košile), navrhuje pro ni název The Spectreś Bride, k možnosti provedení Hymnu, žádost o Dv.řízení