if possible to write descriptions stories and other articles for the work after his own manner. Durand is yet to be consulted and he is at St. Augustine in Florida with his wife. I have seen Sands and he has no objection to do the thing. What do you say?-- The pictures can be sent to you at Washington and you can do your part which will amount to between 30 and 40 pages before you return--if you please-- The compensation can be fixed upon after Durand's consent is obtained-- 1
Yrs in haste,
W. C. BRYANT.
The book is to be as large or [a] little larger than the English Landscape Annual. 2
New York March 5 1830.
I send you back Mr. Sarchet's letter. You will see that I have made a report of your speech. I presume that it was what you did say, if I understand your letter. 1
I have just seen Mr. Wade. He showed me a beautiful drawing of a Weehawken scene by Bennett intended for the Landscape Annual. It is taken from the big rocks near the end of the wood just before you come upon Swartwout's dike. 2 You remember them--two or three cedars grow up by their side. --There is a view of the Delaware Water Gap, of which he showed me a proof, 3 a[nd] a proof of an etching of Fort Putnam. 4 The plates are about this size. 5
W. C. BRYANT.
MANUSCRIPT: NYPL-Berg ADDRESS: Hon. G. C. Verplanck / Member of Congress / Washington D. C. POSTMARK: NEW-YORK / MAR / 6 DOCKETED: W. C. Bryant.