I do not find that I have any particular intelligence [to] communicate to you. Matters are much in the same state as when you left us. We are all well.
yr. affectionate brother
W. C. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: BCHS ADDRESS: Cyrus Bryant / Cummington / Mass. DOCKETED: Wm C. Bryant / June 12, 1828.
New York Oct. 30th. 1828.
My Dear Sir
At your request I enclose a copy of the little poem which I am flattered to hear has made so favorable an impression upon any body that it could be copied from memory.
WILLIAM C. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: Pierpont Morgan Library ADDRESS: Revd. John Pierpont / Boston / [fwd?] by Mr. Goodwin DOCKETED: Wm C. Bryant / 30 Oct. 1828.
New York, Dec. 29, 1828.
My dear Sir
If I have not written to you earlier it was because I had nothing to say. Now that I am furnished with a subject I write with the greatest punctuality and alacrity. You know I suppose that the Talisman was published the day before Christmas. 1 It seems to be favorably received-- puffed stoutly in the Mirror, Critic, 2 and Commercial, and faintly in the Albion and Journal of Commerce--but how it will sell I cannot say. There seems to be a law of primogeniture in relation to these books--the eldest born has the market. 3 Bliss however says he does not complain. I suppose you will have seen a communication on the subject of the work which appeared in this morning's Enquirer, praising it highly--particu-