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[Text: Francis Hawks to E. A. Poe - early 1837 - 1838 (?)]


[. . .] I wish you to fall in with your broad-axe amidst this miserable literary trash which surrounds us. I believe you have the will, and I know you have the ability. [. . .]


[This excerpt of the letter is all that is known. It was quoted in the biographical article on Poe printed in the Saturday Museum (Philadelphia) for March 4, 1843.]

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