[Great Barrington, c February 1, 1825]
Above you have 2 poems. In haste. Yrs truly.
W. C. BRYANT. 1
MANUSCRIPT: HEHL ADDRESS: Theophilus Parsons Esq / Taunton / Mass. POSTMARK (in script): Sheffield.
Great Barrington Feb. 7. 1825.
My dear Sir
Since writing my letter of the 15th of January 1 I have received two from you, for which I thank you very much. I am exceedingly obliged to you for the readiness with which my enquiries have been answered, and still more so for the benevolence which has anticipated them, and which has proved, that, in applying to you, I was not mistaken in the opinion I had formed of your willingness to be of service to me, or at least was only mistaken in estimating it too low. 2
I intend to set out for New York, next Tuesday, with a view of seeing what arrangements can be made for getting employment there, agreeable to your obliging suggestion. --I saw your brother, Charles, last week; he partly agreed to go down with me, and promised to let me know his final determination on the subject by last Friday's post--but I have not heard from him since. I hope however to have the pleasure of his company on the journey.--
My compliments to Mrs. & Miss Sedgwick and believe me--
Your sincere & much obligd Friend & Servt. WM. C. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: MHS ADDRESS: Henry D. Sedgwick Esq. / Counsellor at Law / New York POSTMARK (in script): Great Barrington February 7th POSTAL ANNOTATION: 12½.