Text: Edgar Allan Poe to Robert Hamilton — October 3, 1842 (LTR-145a)


Philadelphia Oct. 3, 1842

My Dear Hamilton,

I see that you have my Landscape-Garden in your last number — but, oh Jupiter! The typographical blunders. Have you been sick, or what is the matter?

I wrote you, some time since, saying that if, upon perusal of the “Mystery of Marie Rogêt,” you found anything not precisely suited to your pages, I would gladly re-purchase it, but, should you conclude to retain it, for God’s sake contrive to send me the proofs; or, at all events read them yourself. Such errors as occur in the “Landscape-Garden” would completely ruin a tale such as “Marie Rogêt.”

How about the $5 due? Try and get it for me & send it by return mail and “as in duty bound we shall ever pray” &c &c.

But, if you consent to my re-purchase of the tale, retain the V in part payment, and let me know, when I will forward the balance.

I am as straight as judges — somewhat more straight indeed than some of our Phil: dignitaries — and, what is more, I intend to keep straight.

Do write immediately.

Yours truly
Edgar A Poe

Rob. Hamilton Esqr





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