that you do not see the propriety of putting them into distinct articles, and in that case I should prefer that the work might not be noticed at present.
WM. C. BRYANT
New York Nov 30 1827.
Mr. Payne has been so ill with the rheumatism that he could not sit to do the mechanical part of writing which is the reason that the article of the Talisman has not been sent on to you. He is now better, and the article was nearly finished to send off by this morning's mail. It shall certainly be sent by tomorrow's, and I hope that still it will not be too late. If it should be you have only to leave it out.--
W. C. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: HCL ADDRESS: Mr. Jared Sparks / Editor of the N. A. Review / Boston POSTMARK: NEW-YORK / NOV / 30 POSTAL ANNOTATION: 18 / PAID / [¾?] DOCKETED: From / Wm. C. Bryant / Dec. 3. / 1827.
New York Dec 1. 1827.
My dear Sir
I send you herewith by today's mail Mr. Payne's article respecting the Talisman. 1 It would have been finished earlier as I mentioned in my last had it not been for an ill-timed and somewhat severe fit of indisposition which quite disabled him from writing till within a day or two. If it should not arrive in season for insertion we must submit as well as we can to what we cannot help.
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