Text: John Tomlin to Edgar Allan Poe — March 12, 1841


Jackson, Tennessee,
March 13th, 1841.

Dear Sir, — Have you indefinitely postponed the publication of the “Penn Magazine “? If so, your friends here are grievously disappointed. I know, that if you have abandoned entirely the notion of ever commencing its publication — the abandonment was caused by no ordinary circumstances. Again I repeat that your friends here are disappointed. If you have come to the conclusion on mature deliberation, that this is not an auspicious period for the appearance of the Journal, perhaps your friends here may possibly forgive you.

At any moment, that you may deem any service of mine, necessary in the aiding or the carrying out to the fulfillment, of any scheme or plan you may project, believe that a call from you, on me, will receive the best attention of .

Your friend,
Jno. Tomlin.

Mr. Edgar A. Poe.



Although dated March 13, the postmark reads March 12.


[S:0 - MS, 18xx] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Misc - Letters - J. Tomlin to Poe (RCL274)