Great Barrington Nov 5, 1824.
My Dear Sir.--
I have just recd yrs. of the 30th. 1 I regret that you should have been put to the trouble of writing to me a second time about the Review of Redwood--but I can assure you that the delay did not arise from any fault of mine. I got your letter of the 16th Oct. on the 23d. and on Monday the 25th I addressed an answer to you, agreeing to undertake the article, and handed it to the post master in Lenox where I was attending the Court of Common Pleas. 2 Letters sent from Boston to Great Barrington are generally a long time on the road unless directed via Hartford. --I hope you have received my answer before this time--if not this will serve the same purpose. I repeat my thanks for the obliging manner in which you have offered me the article--In haste--
W. C. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: HCL ADDRESS: To / Mr. Jared Sparks / Boston POSTMARK (in script): Great Barrington November 6 POSTAL ANNOTATION: Paid 12½ Docketed: Mr. Bryant / Nov. 11. / 1824.
Great Barrington Nov. 26 1824
My Dear Sir.--
Lest you should be out of poetry I send you a small supply subjoined. 1 The money due me from the Publishers of the Lit. Gazette may be remitted by mail; a circumstance which, although of some consequence I forgot to mention in my last.
WM C BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: HEHL ADDRESS: Theophilus Parsons Esq. / Taunton / Mass. POSTMARK (in script): [Great Barri]ngton, November 26th POSTAL ANNOTATION: 12½.