Text: Edgar Allan Poe to Thomas H. Chivers — August 11, 1845 (LTR-205)


New-York: Aug. 11th / 45

My Dear Friend,

Mr Bisco says to me that, with the loan of $50, for a couple of months, he would be put out of all difficulty in respect to the publication of the “Broadway Journal”. Its success is decided, and will eventually make us a fortune. It would be, therefore, a great pity that anything of a trifling nature (such as a want of $50) should interfere with our prospects. You know that I have no money at command myself, and therefore I venture to ask >>for<< you for the loan required. If you canaid us, I know you [will]. In 2 months certainly the money will be repaid.

My prospects about “Maga” are glorious. I will be with you in >>ten weeks<< 6 weeks from [this] date.

Please reply as soon as possible. [There is] a [long review] of your Poems in the Southern Patriot. [I presume] you have seen [it]!

Cordially your friend
Edgar A Poe





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