Eigenh. Brief mit U.
1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.
To Alexander Hesse: "Your letter being written in the German schrift was entirely unintelligib[l]e to me, until I sent it for translation to a gentleman in a neighbouring city & learn from him that it is a request for an autograph, with which I now hasten to comply, wishing you the best wishes for 1882 [...]".
In the 1870s and 80s until 1884, Stowe and her family used to winter in Mandarin. In 1882 Stowe started building the Mandarin Church of Our Saviour and purchased for this use a plot of land.