Text: Edgar Allan Poe to John Sartain — February 9, 1849 (LTR-303a)


New-York: Feb. 9 — 49

Mess. J. Sartain & co.


I have the honor of sending you, with this note, a poem called “The Bells”, about the length of my “Raven” — in hope that it will meet your views for “The Union Magazine”. Should it not please you, will you be so kind as to re-enclose it; and if I do not hear from you respecting it within ten days, I will conclude that you accept it, and draw on you, at 3 days’ sight, for $15.

Very resply.
Edgar A. Poe

P. S. — Should you print the poem, it will be necessary, (on account of the length of some of the lines & their peculiar arrangement) to run them entirely across the page, without the perpendicular rule.



On the reverse, the letter is addressed to: “Mess. J. Sartain & co. [/] Phila.”


[S:0 - MS, 18xx] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Works - Letters - Poe to J. Sartain (LTR303a/RCL772a)