ous that the work should be reviewed. 2 I also enclose a piece of poetry which I have looked over. 3 If there is any thing in the review that does not suit you we have a carte blanche to expunge or alter any excep[tion]able passages.
W. C. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: BPL ADDRESS: Charles Folsom Esq. / 〈Editor of the U. S. Review / Care of Bowles & Dearborn / Boston〉 / Cambridge.
New York Oct. 23 1827.
I have just received yours of the 18th. I am pestered with several things which I am doing about this time, but rather than that any body else should review Mr. Dana's book I will undertake it. You shall have the article by the time you mention. In the mean time I hope that the publishers will forward me the sheets or book as early as possible, that I may be able to speak more understandably of the work--and perhaps I may have occasion to make some extracts. 1
I remain sir
with great respect & esteem
yr friend & Servt
WM. C. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: HCL ADDRESS: Mr. Jared Sparks / Editor of the N. A. Review / Boston DOCKETED: From Wm. C. Bryant / Oct. 29 / 1827.
New York Nov. 8 1827.
Mr. Verplanck Mr. Sands and myself are engaged in getting up a little work in this city, on the plan of the German Literary Almanacks, with embellishments &c. which will soon be published by E[lam] Bliss. A friend of ours and an accomplished scholar, Mr. [Thatcher Taylor] Payne, a brother of John Howard Payne--has engaged to prepare a notice of it for some of the reviews and I have been commissioned to inquire of you