to learn that "our friend Herbert" had not "lost his taste for anonymous authorship,
having observed the best late number of the N. Y. Enquirer was wholly from his pen." February 17, 1828, NYPL-BG.
The first number of the Southern Review ( 1828-1832), published at Charleston,
appeared in February 1828. Mott, American Journalism, p. 208.
Joseph T. Buckingham Boston Courier
( 1824-1864) strongly advocated a protective tariff. Ibid., p. 187
The Washington National Journal
( 1822-1842) had been the administration's
organ briefly during President Monroe's second term. Ibid., p. 178n
The "Tariff of Abominations," adopted in May 1828, was politically motivated.
"Pro-Jackson congressmen wished to present their candidate to the South as a free
trader, and to the North as a protectionist; they therefore introduced a bill with higher
duties on raw materials than on manufactures, hoping that New England votes would
help defeat it, and Adams be blamed."
Morison, History of the American People,
p. 431. Despite the expectations of Bryant and Verplanck, nearly half the New England
congressional delegation favored the bill, which was passed with their aid.
197. To Richard H. Dana
New York March 5 1828
My dear Sir
I enclose you the little poem which you were so good as to send me
some time since for the United States Review.
1 I am sorry that the premature decease of my work did not permit me to grace its pages with so
agreeable a composition, but the fates would have it so.
I have just looked at Walsh's fourth No.
2 I was glad to see that it contained a favorable notice of your poems notwithstanding the churlish
manner in which he spoke of the praise I gave them and which I thought
they deserved. I suppose however that what he said on that occasion was
only to show his critical acumen. Walsh is a poor made up creature--a
thing of shreds and patches
3 that has no more real enjoyment of literature
than a sophomore's common place book has. He has taken it into his head,
however, to set up for a judge in these matters, and half the readers in
America are ready to believe him so.
WM C. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: NYPL-GR DOCKETED: W C Bryant / Mar. 5-28.
Dana's poem is unidentified.
Of the American Quarterly Review.
Hamlet III.iv.102. Hamlet, seeing his father's ghost: "A king of shreds and
198. To Gulian C. Verplanck
[ New York, March 7, 1828]
I have made inquiry respecting the French order of 1826 relaxing
the regulations of foreign commerce to Martinique and Guadaloupe and