Text: William W. Caldwell, Jr to Edgar Allan Poe — October 20, 1845


Newbury Port   October 20, 1845.

Dear Sir,

Enclosed are three dollars, entitling me to the honor of being, with your sovereign permission, a subscriber to your very excellent Journal! —

Part of the back numbers I have — will you send me No’s 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 12, 15! of the present vol including them in my subscription! — The no’s that I have, I obtained of a paper-monger here who obtained them from Boston. But they come so irregularly that I soon gave it up —

Will you gratify your friends at the East, by publishing the “Messenger Star” in the Journal? — The silly abuse of the Boston Press, would then need no other champion — opponent — Like “Hesper in the glowing west”, let it rise pure and clear from out their “muddy impurities” —

Yours very truly
William W. Caldwell, Jr.
Newbury Port

E. A. Poe esq.



The letter is endorsed: “Wm W. Caldwell Jr / Oct. 23/45 / $2 —”


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