Text: Edgar Allan Poe to Roland S. Houghton — April 27, 1840 (LTR-092a)


Philadelphia April 27. 1840.

Dr Sir,

Your very clever article, “John a’ Combe”, was duly received, but your request, that we should notice its reception in the Magazine, was overlooked. By reference to the last number (for April) you will perceive that the Premium scheme has proved a total failure, and that the M.S.S. sent await the commands of their authors. We should be glad, of course, to publish the piece, but are grieved to say that the absurd condition of our present copy-right laws will not permit us to other any compensation. We shall be pleased to hear from you in reply.

Yours &c
Edgar A Poe

R. S. Houghton Esqr University of Vermont





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