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To JAMES T. FIELDS February 14, 1862, Wheeling Mr Fields Do women ever change their minds? You offered to advance me some money on ‘Margret’ and I declined, but this morning I would see my way clearer through some accounts if I could ask you for…

To JAMES T. FIELDS February 8, [1862], Wheeling Mr. Fields, I enclose Mr. Leland’s card. [1] I am afraid you will write me down ‘our troublesome contribution.’ By the way. Mr. Fields, do you publish any but English books? I want some three of…

To JAMES T. FIELDS [early 1862], Wheeling My dear friend. Here are “The Gurneys.” [1] I hope they will please you better than they do me. The pages read “fagged” to me, and I am tired and need rest. Tell dear Annie I received her letter day…

To JAMES T. FIELDS January 21, [1862?], Wheeling Mr. Fields— I have not received the book yet, but I thank you for it prophetically. As to Margret—yes—please send me 20 copies by express and ask “the publisher” to settle for price charges,…

To JAMES T. FIELDS January 16, [1862] Mr. Fields I think you are right about John Lamar—Won’t you do something for me--if you think it quite proper? write a note on my behalf to that clergyman and ask him for the notes of the sermon for me to…

To JAMES T. FIELDS January 9, [1862], Wheeling Mr. Fields Is it too late to put a sentence onto John Lamar? I will write it on the other side. It is to go where Dorr and Lamar are talking just before the sentence, “The mills of God grind surely…

To JAMES T. FIELDS January 6, [1862], Wheeling Mr. Fields You seem determined that the burden of all my letters shall be “thank you”! I would not write about Sir Thomas Browne[1] however, until I saw how you had treated my old friend—and I do…

To JAMES T. FIELDS [mid-December 1861?], Wheeling Mr. Fields Is the Continental Magazine going to be a friend or a rival of “our’s?” Mr. Leland[1] has written to me to become one of this corps—what shall I tell him? You are my mentor you…

To JAMES T. FIELDS [mid-December 1861], Wheeling Mr. Fields I write just to thank you for Rab and his friends[1] a bit of homely nature that ought to bring tears to anybody’s eyes. You are very good to give up to all my whims— That “pheasant”…

To JAMES T. FIELDS [December 30, 1861], Wheeling Mr. Fields I am glad that my poor Georgian[1] could find so warm a welcome in Massachusetts. Perhaps I need not have written it “with one hand tied behind my back” as Artemus Ward[2] says—after…
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