Text: Frederick W. Thomas to Edgar Allan Poe — December 10, 1844


Washington Dec. 10th, 1844.

My dear Poe —

Two months ago I wrote to you enclosing a copy of my poem. Since which I have not heard one word from you — not even a line of acknowledgment. Why is this? Are you out of the land of the living — Poe, I expected to have heard from you ere this.

Dow is well and full of Democratic Hopes as his party has triumphed, but I shall not write you any news of any thing else — I send this to know if you are in the land of the living, and if I do not soon get an answer I shall conclude you have departed, and proceed forthwith to write your obituary.

F. W. Thomas





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