1833), 468-480; and Christian Examiner and General Review, 15 ( January 1834). The
last of these articles has been attributed to Cornelius C. Felton ( 1807-1862), professor
of Greek at Harvard. Bryant may have written one of the first two. Since the book was
not noticed in the NAR, Frances probably refers to Bryant's 1828 review therein of Dana Poems ( 1827).
A strong Jackson-supporter during most of his eight years in Congress, Gulian
Verplanck opposed the President on the issue of rechartering the Bank of the United
States, and consequently failed of renomination in 1832. In the fall of 1833 he ran for
the New York State Assembly on an avowed anti-administration ticket and was defeated. The following spring he lost a close election as the Whig candidate for mayor
of New York. See July, Essential New Yorker, pp. 164, 186.
Catharine M. Sedgwick] "Le Bossu," Tales of Glauber-Spa ( New York, 1832), I, 25-108.
Timothy Flint edited the Knickerbocker for a brief period in 1833 after the
withdrawal of its first editor, Charles Fenno Hoffman. Flint soon resigned in anger at
the publisher, whom he called a thorough "scoundrel," and asked Bryant, as one "sans
peur et sans reproche" (with neither fear nor fault) to settle his affairs with the magazine. See Flint to Bryant, December 28, 1833, NYPL-BG.
273. To Gulian C. Verplanck
[ New York?] Thursday morning [ December 1833?]
I wrote you a day or two since respecting the case of Gilbert Kennedy a poor Irishman at Hoboken whose leg is broken in two places and
for whom Mrs. Sands is desirous of procuring if your rules will allow it a
gratuitous admission into the New York Hospital, as he has not where-
with to pay for medical and other attendance. I presume however my
note missed you. Will you be so good as to answer this by the bearer or
let me know whether the thing is practicable.--
W. C. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: NYPL-Berg ADDRESS: To the / Hon G. C Verplanck / 74 Leonard
Street DOCKETED: W. C. Bryant.
Bryant's first note is unrecovered. Verplanck was a governor of the New York
Hospital. July, Essential New Yorker, p. 215. Kennedy is unidentified.
274. To Azariah C. Flagg1
New York Jan 6, 1834
We take the liberty of addressing you confidentially, on a subject,
which although it is one of personal interest for us, as proprietors of the Evening Post, concerns also, as we apprehend, the good of the republican party.
Surprise is often expressed at the fact, that while so large a majority
of the people of this city are friendly to the National and state administra-