N Y Aug 10 1827.
I send you a Tale which has given me some trouble to write--A page or two more will be sent on, next Monday which will finish it-- 2 I shall send some poetry and perhaps a critical notice or two. I expected a Review of Miss S[edgwick]'s Book Hope Leslie--but it does not come--
W. C. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: BPL ADDRESS: Charles Folsom Esq. / Editor of the U S. Review / Care of Bowles & Dearborn / Boston / Mr. James M. Russell.
New York Aug 13. 1827. 1
My dear Frances
I received your letter yesterday (Monday). I am very sorry to see you give such an account of yourself. If you find your situation not what you desire I do not wish you to remain a moment in it on my account. When Mr. Van Polanen2 comes down I shall send you some money and request you to do just as you please. I should send it now did I know who is to carry this letter.
Mrs. Tripler will go to Fishkill on Tuesday next. If I do not have an earlier opportunity I shall send by her. I wish you to consult your own comfort and that of Frances entirely. As to my being in the country a week or two it is not of much consequence. 3
with great affection
W. C. BRYANT.
MANUSCRIPT: NYPL-GR ADDRESS: Mrs. Frances F. Bryant / Fishkill Landing / N. Y.