161. To Charles Folsom
New York Jan 8 1827.
Dear SirI send you notices of Mitchill Discourse2
& the Essay on Boring
--and some poetical contributions. I intended to have sent a poem
of my own but I delayed it till an Influenza or something of the kind
stupified me and I could not concoct
any thing poetical. As a substitute
which you will be glad to see I send you another poem of Mr
If you have time enough, he would like to see the
proofsheet as before.-- By the bye there was an error in the poem called Niagara
in the last No.--feelingly
. Tor Hill
I wish to notice myself as I am going to read it.Yrs truly
W. C. BRYANTP. S. Dont print what I have marked out
with red ink.
MANUSCRIPT: BPL ADDRESS: Mr.
Charles Folsom / Editor of the U S. Review / Care of
Bowles & Dearborn / Boston.
Bryant mistakenly wrote "1826."
[ Bryant] Notice of
Samuel L. Mitchill, A Discourse on the Character and Services of Thomas Jefferson . . . ( New York, 1826), USR, 1 ( February 1827), 384-387.
Bryant] Notice of An Essay on the Art of Boring the Earth for . . . Water
[anon.] ( New Brunswick, 1826), USR, 1 ( March 1827), 461-462.
"Wyoming," by "
F. G. H., June, 1821," USR, 1 ( February 1827), 376-379. Despite its early date, this was the first appearance of this poem in print. Adkins, Halleck, pp. 180-181.
162. To Charles Folsom
[ New York, c February 10, 1827]Dr Sir
|I send Notes on Colombia--Review
|Hillhouse's Oration Crit. Notice
|The Stars--Mr. Sands--please to put this first.
|Sonnet &c. Miss Manley4|
|A Stroll to Sweet Auburn--This was enclosed to me by Mr. [William] Emerson who wrote that Mr. Wigglesworth sd he must send
it to me.
I send by mail as the steam boats do not go to New London.
W. C. B.
Bryant] Notes on Columbia, Taken in the Years 1822-3 . . . By an Officer of
the United States Army ( Philadelphia, 1827), USR, 1 ( March 1827), 418-432.