Text: Edgar Allan Poe to Sarah J. Hale — October 26, 1845 (LTR-212)


My Dear Madam,

I have been a week absent from the city, and have been overwhelmed with business since my return — may I beg you, therefore, to pardon my seeming discourtesy in not sooner thanking you for your sweet poem, and for the high honor you confer on me in the matter of your proposed volume? Undoubtedly, it would give me great pleasure to hear from you farther on the subject, or to be of any service to you in any manner that you may suggest. — I have some acquaintance with Mess. Clark and Austin, and believe that you will find them, as publishers, every thing that you could wish.

Command me, my Dear

Madam, in all things, and believe me

Very Respectfully &
Truly Yours
Edgar A Poe.

Mrs S. J. Hale.

New-York: Octo. 26 — 45





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