The Letters of William Cullen Bryant - Vol. 1

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1833), 468-480; and Christian Examiner and General Review, 15 ( January 1834). The last of these articles has been attributed to Cornelius C. Felton ( 1807-1862), professor of Greek at Harvard. Bryant may have written one of the first two. Since the book was not noticed in the NAR, Frances probably refers to Bryant's 1828 review therein of Dana Poems ( 1827).
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A strong Jackson-supporter during most of his eight years in Congress, Gulian Verplanck opposed the President on the issue of rechartering the Bank of the United States, and consequently failed of renomination in 1832. In the fall of 1833 he ran for the New York State Assembly on an avowed anti-administration ticket and was defeated. The following spring he lost a close election as the Whig candidate for mayor of New York. See July, Essential New Yorker, pp. 164, 186.
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[ Catharine M. Sedgwick] "Le Bossu," Tales of Glauber-Spa ( New York, 1832), I, 25-108.
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Timothy Flint edited the Knickerbocker for a brief period in 1833 after the withdrawal of its first editor, Charles Fenno Hoffman. Flint soon resigned in anger at the publisher, whom he called a thorough "scoundrel," and asked Bryant, as one "sans peur et sans reproche" (with neither fear nor fault) to settle his affairs with the magazine. See Flint to Bryant, December 28, 1833, NYPL-BG.
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See Letter284.
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Mrs. Arthur Bryant.

273. To Gulian C. Verplanck

[ New York?] Thursday morning [ December 1833?]

Dear Sir

I wrote you a day or two since respecting the case of Gilbert Kennedy a poor Irishman at Hoboken whose leg is broken in two places and for whom Mrs. Sands is desirous of procuring if your rules will allow it a gratuitous admission into the New York Hospital, as he has not where- with to pay for medical and other attendance. I presume however my note missed you. Will you be so good as to answer this by the bearer or let me know whether the thing is practicable.-- 1

Yrs. truly
W. C. BRYANT

MANUSCRIPT: NYPL-Berg ADDRESS: To the / Hon G. C Verplanck / 74 Leonard Street DOCKETED: W. C. Bryant.

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Bryant's first note is unrecovered. Verplanck was a governor of the New York Hospital. July, Essential New Yorker, p. 215. Kennedy is unidentified.

274. To Azariah C. Flagg1

New York Jan 6, 1834

Sir

We take the liberty of addressing you confidentially, on a subject, which although it is one of personal interest for us, as proprietors of the Evening Post, concerns also, as we apprehend, the good of the republican party.

Surprise is often expressed at the fact, that while so large a majority of the people of this city are friendly to the National and state administra

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