Text: Anna C. Mowatt to Edgar Allan Poe — March 20, 1845


Thursday Evening

Edgar A. Poe, Esqr., — (I regret that) I have not a more legible manuscript of the Comedy to submit to your perusal, or even one containing all the corrections made at the suggestion of critical advisers. The only fair copy is in the hands of the managers, and that I could not procure. Your criticisms will be prized — I am sorry that they could not have been made before preparations for the performance of the Comedy had progressed so far.

Will you have the goodness to return the manuscript at your earliest convenience, addressed James Mowatt, care Messrs. Judd & Taylor No. 2 Astor House? Respectfully yrs &c

[Signature missing.]

4th Avenue 5 doors above Twentieth street.

[Endorsed] Anna Cora Mowatt





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