New York March 1 1827. 1
I enclose you an article on Halleck's poems for your next 2--and a Review of the Life of Lindley Murray written by Miss E[liza] Robbins3 together with two pieces of poetry sent me by Mr. Wigglesworth. Miss Robbins will expect to be paid for what she writes. There is also an article for the Miscellaneous department about the Fine Arts in the age of Charles 5th. The writer brought it to me with some pieces of poetry. I was obliged to reject the poetry, and to alleviate the matter as well as I could I told him I would send on to you the prose article for insertion in case you thought it worthy. Do as you think proper with it. The author did not give me his name but spoke of Morse the painter as his particular friend &c. which is something in any man's favour; and he requested that if you thought the article worthy of insertion 6 copies of the No. containing it might be sent to New Haven directed to the signature, n-----C. and the money should be remitted. I hope you will see this part of the request attended to, if the article is admitted. 4 As to the books Honor O'Hara, Last of the Lairds, Hosack's Address, The Young Rifleman & Bull on Fuel which Mr. Wigglesworth wrote me about I give them up to your writers with pleasure. But do not forget that Bull is said to have slandered the Rhode Island Coal and Dr. Hosack the Western Medical College, and that a prosecution is actually pending against the latter gentleman. Bull is Secretary of the Lehigh Company. 5 --As for Rome in the 19 Cent. & Almacks I have articles promised on those subjects-- I shall send next week some verses of my own and several Critical Notices, and a long letter to yourself about many things.
W C BRYANT