will be so obliging as to send it to the store of Messrs. G & C Carvill it will be immediately forwarded for publication. 3
I am sir
With great respect &c--
W. C. BRYANT.
MANUSCRIPT: Columbia University Libraries ADDRESS: Dr. J. W. Francis.
Cummington Aug. 26 1826
My dear Sir
I have been at Boston and seen Mr. Dana and spoken with him about the Evening Post. 1 He seemed to think favourably of the plan, but mentioned that he had some thoughts of making an arrangement of the same nature with Russell, the Editor of the Boston Centinel, 2 which would be more convenient to him on a variety of accounts, particularly as it would not oblige him to leave his home in Cambridge and the Centinel being a semi-weekly paper, would not require a greater degree of attention than his health would permit. He seemed however desirous to have the place in the office of the Post kept in reserve until he had tried what could be done nearer home.
I told him that I should write to you on the subject, and that from what I had heard Coleman say, I had no doubt that any suggestion of yours respecting the choice of an Editor would be followed by him. In the mean time I do not exactly see what can be done. Dana does not wish any thing to be done that will commit him, and any thing short of that would do little good. I have thought however that it would be well to let you know these circumstances, satisfied that if you could think of any thing which would be of service to Mr. [ Dana in this?] 3 affair you would be glad to do it.
I saw Mr. [Washington] Allston at Cambridge. He spoke of his intimacy with you in Europe, and desired me to give you his particular regards.
W. C. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: NYPI--Berg PUBLISHED (in part): Life, I, 229.