Text: Edgar Allan Poe to John Mackenzie — after Apri 22, 1843 (LTR-159)


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I write to get you to do me a gre[at] favor — that is, to ascertain from the heirs, or successors, of Mr White, whether, The subscription list of “The S. L. Messenger” is for sale or not, and, if for sale, upon what terms. A capitalist of this place is anxious to purchase, if possible, and, as I am interested, I will take it as a very great favor if you will make the necessary inquiries, and write me as soon as possible.

We are all well. Virginia is nearly recovered — indeed I may say quite so — with the exception of a slight cough, which is only noticeable in the morning.

Tell Rose I hope to see her before long, and that I will write her soon. Give my best love to all.

In great haste
Yours truly
Edgar A Poe

[Joh]n Mackenzie Esqr.



In the 1948 edition of The Letters of Edgar Allan Poe, the editor, John W. Ostrom, misidentifed this correspondent as William Mackenzie.


[S:0 - MS, 18xx] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Works - Letters - Poe to J. Mackenzie (LTR159/RCL432)