sions, as overtures of conciliation &c. amount to no more than what the manufacturers themselves with Mr. Clay at their head are willing to agree to--and will no more satisfy the south than it would satisfy them to leave things as they are at present-- 3
W C. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: NYPL-Berg ADDRESS: Hon Gulian C. Verplanck / Member of Congress Washington POSTMARK: NEW-YORK / DEC / 26 POSTAL. ANNOTATION: FREE DOCKETED: W. C. Bryant.
[ New York] Dec 29 1831.
I intend to send a copy of my poems to Murray of London for publication. I think of sending by the next packet and of referring him to Washington Irving, as to the character of the work. Would you be so obliging as to write a letter as soon as you receive this, to Mr. Irving informing him of the liberty I have taken, &c. Send it to me and I will forward it by the next packet which goes out after I receive it. I am desirous that if the work is printed at all in England it should be printed respectably whether I get any thing for it or not.
W. C. BRYANT.
MANUSCRIPT: Carl H. Pforzheimer Library ADDRESS: Hon. Gulian C. Verplanck / Member of Congress / Washington / D. C. POSTMARK: [ NEW-YORK / DEC / 29?].
New York Dec 29 1831.
I have put to press in this city a duodecimo volume of 240 pages, Comprising all my poems which I thought worth printing, most of which have already appeared. 1 Several of them I believe you have seen, and of some, if I am rightly informed, you have been pleased to express a favorable opinion. 2 Before publishing the work here, I have sent a copy of it