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To JAMES T. FIELDS [late Aug. 1861?]  Mr. Fields, First, thanks for yourself.  I would like to say a good deal on “the study” but I suppose a Solomon of good taste would remind me that there is a time to keep silence. Thank you, which I do say…

To JAMES T. FIELDSJanuary 25, 1861, Wheeling  Mr. Fields, You do not owe me these $’s at all! It is pure pretense on your part, because the original price was paid all at once, you recollect?  My first impulse was to return it and explain. And…

To JAMES T. FIELDSWheeling, Va. Jan. 26 [1861]  Mr. James T. Fields Your letter is kind, and gave me much pleasure.  Although I prefer the present title of the article,[1] I am perfectly willing you would select one more “taking”. What would…

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To JAMES T. FIELDSMarch 15, 1861, Wheeling  Mr. Fields. Your kindness touches me. The more because it is so unexpected. I see that the novelty of the scene of the story[1]  has made you over-estimate it; – another, most probably, would disappoint…

To JAMES T. FIELDSApril 11, 1861, Wheeling Mr. Fields – I have begun another story entitled ‘The Deaf and the Dumb’[1]  If it pleases you, and you accept it, would you wish to insert it in the June issue? If so, I will finish it, at once,…

To ANNIE ADAMS FIELDS[1]May 20, [1861], Wheeling, Virginia Mrs. Fields Although your letter requires no reply, forgive me if I acknowledge it. Words so courteous and womanly could not fail to meet the cordiallist of measures, even if their tenor were…

To ANNIE ADAMS FIELDSWheeling, Va.  June 18. [1861] Mrs. Fields- I have sketched a story,[1] which (as Mr. Fields is indifferent as to length) will extend through three no’s. The first part is finished.  Shall I send it on, or would Mr. Fields…

To JAMES T. FIELDSJuly 30, [1861], Wheeling  Mr. Fields I send the ms. by today ‘s mail.[1] Read it in a real July humour,—please—for I meant you to like it.              Perhaps the name promises too much for so simple a story,…

To JAMES T. FIELDSAugust 9, [1861], Wheeling  Mr. Fields I am very glad.— The story disappointed me, and I was afraid you would not like it. It was so much like giving people broken bits of apple-rind to chew.      Divide it as you please,…

To JAMES T. FIELDSAugust 17, [1861], Wheeling  Mr. Fields Your letter has just arrived, the mails between here and Pittsburgh have run “clean daft” like everything else. For that reason it would be better as you say, not to return the mss:…
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