The Letters of William Cullen Bryant - Vol. 1

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Caesar--as Baylies was of John Quincy Adams. July, Essential New Yorker, pp. 137- 138; BDAC. See also NYR, 2 ( March 1826), 274-285.
Mordecai Noah had edited a Tammany Hall organ, The National Advocate, before founding the Democratic New York Enquirer in 1826. In 1829 he was appointed Surveyor of the Port of New York.
See 155.8; 204.11. Richard Riker remained in office.

207. To Fanny Bryant

Nueva York 8 de Julio 1829

Querida hija mia

Te mando un libro que quizas te divertirá. Tu lees sin duda Español y Frances todos los dias, para que no olvides esas lenguas. En il mismo tiempo creo que no negliges la aritmética. Espero que todo el tiempo que pasarás en el campo non solamente estes buen[o], mas que seas buena, lo cual es mucho mas importante. Deseo mucho ver te y á tu madre.

Dios guarde tu vida los muchos años que te desea tu cariñoso padre. 1


MANUSCRIPT: NYPL-GR ADDRESS: Senorita Francisca Bryant / Great Barrington / Massachusetts.

"My dear daughter / I send you a book which will perhaps amuse you. Without doubt, you study Spanish and French every day, so as not to forget those languages. At the same time I am sure you do not neglect arithmetic. I hope that not only will the entire time you spend in the country be agreeable, but that you will be agreeable, which is more important. I would like very much to see you and your mother. / May God watch over your life for many years is the wish of your loving father."

208. To the Trustees of Columbia College

[ New York] July 31 [1829].

Mr. Bryant will do himself the honor of accepting the invitation to the Commencement dinner on the 4th.

MANUSCRIPT: Columbia University Libraries.

209. To Frances F. Bryant

New York Wednesday Aug. 5 1829.

My dear wife

This morning Mr. Burnham set out for Connecticut. How long he will be absent I cannot say--he said he should return in a fortnight at least. Whenever he returns I shall set out for Cummington. As that may be any time from ten days to three weeks from this time I think you would do well to set out for Cummington the latter part of next week or the beginning of the week following at furthest. I should be very much disappointed not to find you there when I arrive.

In the mean time, if you want me to bring you any thing from New


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