Text: Edgar Allan Poe to Edgar S. Van Winkle — November 12, 1836 (LTR-075a)


Richmond Va
Nov. 12. 1836

Dear Sir,

At the suggestion of your brother, the Editor of the Natchez Courier, I take the liberty of addressing you, and of soliciting a contribution for the “Southern Literary Messenger” published in this city by Mr T. W. White. It would afford me the greatest pleasure if you could aid us in this way. Mr Peter G. Van Winkle of Parkersburg, Va has written for our Magazine, and your brother in Natchez promises his aid. He informs us that you have by you (most probably) a M. S. on the “Study of the Law in the U. S,” — which it would give us pleasure to insert in the Messenger, if you have devoted it to no better purpose.

With high Respect

Edgar A. Poe

Edgar S Van Winkle Esqr





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