[ New York, June 10, 1827]
The above lines are by Sands. 1 I sent you the beginning of this week an article by Mr. Morse who is to be kept anonymous. I wish that that article should be considered as a part of my contribution for the July No. so far as is necessary but if what I have sent exceeds my 20 pages I wish that for the surplus he may be paid by the proprietors. The rest I shall advance myself. I have been somewhat out of health and unable to write till lately. I have for that reason sent no verses of my own. --Ianthe is Miss Manley--an old correspondent of the U. S. Lit. Gaz.
W. C. BRYANT
I shall review Miller's Letters, on Clerical Habits--
MANUSCRIPT: BPL ADDRESS: Charles Folsom Esq / Editor of the [U. S. Review] / Care of B[owles & Dearborn / Boston] 2 POSTMARK: NEW-YORK / JUN /10 ENDORSED: Ianthe: I asked Bry who she was / E. W.
[ New York, June 15, 1827]
I believe that you may as well get a review of the life of Napoleon in your quarter. Dr. Anderson has called to tell me that he could not make an article on Everett's America that would not lose us 150 subscribers in Boston. The work is excessively unpopular here. 1 It is a political work as it seems to me, and if it were laid on the same shelf with Cooper's pamphlet on the constitution no harm would be done I think. 2 Verplanck has talked about an article on Cooper's Political Economy, but he is lazy and I believe will never do it. Suppose you give the book to Porter. 3
Mr. Blunt wants to exchange his American Annual Register for the U. S. Review. 4 I have no objection if the other proprietors agree to it. I am making a notice of Elliott's Address.
I have heard nothing from you about the review of Lindley Murray's life and Mercer's discourse-- 5
W. C. BRYANT.