W.T. Stead to Mr. R. Penny
The North Eastern Daily Gazette (April 19, 1912)
Thank-you very much for your kind letter, which reaches me just as I am starting for America. I sincerely hope that none of the misfortunes which you seem to think may happen (sic) to myself or my wife will happen, but I will keep your letter, and write to you when I come back.
I am yours truly