MANUSCRIPT: MHS DOCKETED: Recd Oct. 1825.
New York, October 2 1St. 1825.
I am indebted to the politeness of Mrs. Griffith3 for an opportunity of forwarding to your hands the little volume which accompanies this note. I take the liberty to request that you will accept it as a testimony of respect from one [of the] citizens of a country which, no less than the kingdom that has the honour of your birth, has been delighted and instructed by your writings. 4
I have the honour to be,
your most obedient and
most humble Servt.
WM. C. BRYANT.
MANUSCRIPT: NYPL-GR ADDRESS: To / Miss Maria Lovel Edgeworth.
New York Jan 11th 1826.--
My dear Sir
I have been making some enquiries concerning the business about which you wrote me the other day. 1 I find by the books of Wiley that a balance is due to him of 25 cents--but Mr. Cooper tells me that Wiley's books were so negligently kept that there is not the least probability that they exhibit the true state of the account. 2 However it is not worth while to pursue the enquiry any farther--for every body tells me that there is not the least prospect of getting a sou, 3 even if the balance were a million in your favour.
I was informed that there were a considerable number of copies of