MANUSCRIPT: NYPI-GR ADDRESS: Richard H. Dana Esq / Boston / Mass. POSTMARK: NEW-YORK / MAY / 10 POSTAL ANNOTATION: 18 ENDORSED: Wm. C. Bryant / May 9--34 / Ans. PUBLISHED (in Part): Life, I, 303-305.
Great Barrington Monday June 2d 
I thought to have been in New York the beginning of this week but in consequence of Mrs Bryant's not being [rea]dy I am [obliged] to postpone my departure from this place until next Friday or Saturday. I write this to beg you to send me any letters which may come addressed to me at New York from Mr. Cambreleng. You will I suppose receive this tomorrow. The letters immediately put into the post office would reach me on Wednesday. I requested Mr. Cambreleng if he answered my letter within a few days to direct to me at Great Barrington; but I have heard nothing from him. I cannot engage a passage until I hear from him and learn what time the despatches will be ready for me, if I am to have any. 1 If I hear within a day or two I may write to you to trouble you to engage a passage for me. Do not put any thing into the Post Office for me after Thursday.
My wife desires her love to Mrs. Leggett and bids me say that she may expect us there early next week. 2
W. C. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: William Cullen Bryant II ADDRESS: To / William Leggett Esq. / Office of the Evening Post / New York POSTMARK (in script): Gt Barrington Ms. June 2nd POSTAL ANNOTATION: 12½ DOCKETED: Wm C Bryant / Great Barrington June 2, 1834.