shall be entirely satisfied. I hope, at least, that you will think my assistance of sufficient value to entitle me to receive the "Gazette," as it comes out.
On such conditions I will send to the publishers of your [work in th]e course of the year, the number of poems you men[tion. In] 4 the mean time you will permit me to express the hope that your undertaking may be successful. I have no doubt that it will be so; the demand for such things is increasing, and what is of more consequence they are getting into better hands.
I am Sir
Yr. obt. humble Servt.
WM. C. BRYANT.
MANUSCRIPT: BPL ADDRESS: Theophilus Parsons Esq. / 〈 Boston〉 / Taunton / Bristol County POSTMARK 〈(in script): Great Barrington December 29th / 12½〉 : BOSTON / MS / JAN / 1 POSTAL ANNOTATION: 10.
Great Barrington Jan 19, 1824.--
Yours of the 6th I received on the 16th. 1 --Below I give you a list of persons who are as likely to take the Gazette as any I can think of in these parts;--and on the other side of the leaf I send you a little poem for your first No., if you receive it in season.-- 2
With great respect & esteem
Your obt Servt.
WM C. BRYANT.--