Stowe, H[arriet] B[eecher], note, [December 25, 1852]
Dec 25th '52
Having examined the claims of this unfortunate man I am satisfied that his is a case that calls for compassion & aid
[Though] the sum demanded is so large as to look hopeless, yet if every man who is so happy as to be free, & have his own wife & children for his own, would give even twenty five cents, the sum might soon be raised.
"As ye would that men should do for you - do ye even so for them"
H.B. Stowe 10.00⟨ I have carefully examined the papers of Mr Peter Still & fully concur in the above recommendation of Mrs Stowe Andover Dec. 25th 52 Wm B Brown. ⟩