Great Barrington Nov. 29, 1824.
My Dear Sir;
I send the Review of Redwood which I hope will come to your hands in season.-- 1
Your Obt. Servt.
WM. C BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: HCL ADDRESS: Mr. Jared Sparks.
Great Barrington Dec. 21, 1824.
My dear Sir,--
I finished the work I told you I had undertaken, a day or two before the first of December, and forwarded it immediately. I would have been glad to have had more time for it--but to have delayed it till another number of the N. A. would have been quite too bad--for the Article will be late enough in all conscience--that is if Sparks concludes to print it--and if he does not he will I hope furnish a better.-- 1
Since writing the article I have been twice to New Haven as a witness in an action against one of my neighbours. 2 This must be my apology for not earlier attending to your second call for the Report of partitiong. Comttee. in the case of the Cent. School Dist. in this Town. I have found it in the Register's Office but owing to some mistake of the Agent who left it, it is not recorded--I will send it as soon as it is recorded.-- 3
As for my plans for the future which you are so kind as to inquire about--they are much in statu quo.--I am fixed in my determination to leave this beggarly profession. --I am obliged to you for your counsel to see what I can do in New York and I think I shall reconnoître the ground in the Spring. 4 --Mr. Hillhouse who called on me about three weeks since told me that he thought there would be no obstacles in the way of my success, &c, &c-- 5
I am quite obliged to Mrs. Sedgwick for the honour she is doing me, and am proud of the opportunity of supplying the deficiency in her collection by the Copy of M[onument] M[ountain] which I enclose.-- 6
You have seen I suppose the extract which the last L. Gazette contains from a notice of Redwood in the New Monthly Magazine. 7--Indeed I think it cannot fail to take with the English public: --A faithful picture of our domestic manners drawn by a writer of genius in addition to that celebrity which is created by qualities which must delight at all times