New York Feb 21 1832
My dear Sir
I got your letter today in which you mention the circumstances of the communication made to Webb about Clement and Poindexter. The matter shall be attended to--it would have been attended to [to]day but no occasion presented itself for bringing it in as if accidentally and naturally. 1
The person I was desirous some time since of getting placed on the list of Visitors of the Institution at West Point is Col. William Swan of Cummington, Massachusetts, a man who has "done the state some service" 2 having fought under Gen. Jackson himself, --a worthy intelligent judicious man, though of little speech--much honoured and trusted by the community in which he lives--a good Jackson man of course.
I hope you have not forgot the book. We are all at work. Mr. Leggett and Mr. Sands are in the heat of composition and I have written a few pages-- 3
Yrs truly W. C. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: NYPL-Berg ADDRESS: Hon Gulian C. Verplanck / Member of Congress Washington / D. C. POSTMARK: NEW-YORK / FEB / 24 POSTAL ANNOTATION: FREE DOCKETED: W. C. Bryant.
New York Feb. 28 1832.
I send you back Morse's letter, which I got this morning and for which I am much obliged to you. 1
I hope you will find time ere long to do something for the book. Your name we must have, if you cannot give us a long article give us a short one, and if you cannot give us a story let us have something else.