ceiving the poetry of Mr. Mellen on the terms he expects--we cannot afford it--and I think this was understood by us all when I saw you last. He can probably make a better bargain elsewhere. --Nor should I think the piece itself worthy of insertion unless altered. 1
I send you also a review of the "Young Rifleman."2 I shall have Mr. Renwick Review of Strickland this week, on Friday at latest--a notice of Alexanders Canon by Mr. [William] Ware and a Review of some work on Banking by Wm. Coleman jr. who is a great Political Economist with us.
I am Sir
yrs in haste--
W C BRYANT
If you have not the Young Rifleman let me know it & I will send you the book or the leaves from it, containing the extracts--
MANUSCRIPT: BPL ADDRESS: Edward Wigglesworth Esq / Boston-- / Care of Bowles & Dearborn.
New York Nov. 9, 1826.
My dear Sir
I received at nearly the same moment your last letter and Prof. Renwick's Review of Strickland's Reports. I saw with some alarm that you had on hand a critical notice of Strickland's Reports--as the article furnished by Renwick is a very good one and contains matter which we cannot well spare. I have sent it on however and hope that it will be printed in some form or other. Could not the critical notice of Mr. Treadwell be incorporated into it? The work of Strickland is one of no small importance, and is got up at an expense quite unusual in this country. It seems to me deserving of more notice than could be taken of it in a page or two. Or if this plan will not answer could not Mr. R's article be provided with a new title and placed in the miscellaneous department? One of these things, I should imagine, might easily be done. 1