Text: Edgar Allan Poe to Peter V. Daniel — November 23, 1824 (LTR-002)


Mr Daniel


Be so good as to ask the Council for the paper we mentioned to you on Saturday. Our case is this. We had given up our arms to Dr Adams, according to promise when you told us we might keep them until called for by the Executive[.] Immediately upon hearing this we returned and asked Dr Adams for them again. He told us if we brought a communication from the Council stating that we might keep them until called for that he would return them to us without sending them to the Armory otherwise they would immediately be returned to the [page 2:] the Armory. We applied to you, you said you could not give us such a note, without the consent of the Council —

We beg that you would obtain this for us if possible

And we shall ever remain

Yr. Most Obt. Servt
John Lisle Captn R. J. V.
Edgar A Poe Lieut.

23rd Nov.1824





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