Dato: 10. august 1851
Fra: H.C. Andersen   Til: Hubert Smith
Sprog: engelsk.

Dresden 10 Aug: 1851.

Dear Sir!

It is truly kind and friendly in you to write to me and invite me to come to London. Let me tell you, how happy I feel to look upon you as a friend, how I should rejoice to press your hand and thank you verbally; but I am sorry to say, it will be impossible this summer, as I am on my way to Vienna, and must return to Copenhagen in September. I received your kind letter in Dresden - via Copenhagen - and it is from hence I send you my best compliments and sincere thank.

Ever yours most truly obliged

Hans Christian Andersen.

To Hubert Smith Esq. /

[udskrift:] Hubert Smith Esq

St Leonards Bridgnorth Shropshire England

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