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To JAMES T. FIELDS February 25, [1864], Philadelphia My dear friend The cheque surprised me yesterday. I had not thought of your sending it in advance but, it is very welcome. Yet after all, not so welcome as the spirit that made you send it— Here…

To JAMES T. FIELDS November 9, [1863], Philadelphia My dear friend I send the story by this mail.[1] I am ashamed to send so foul a copy, but I tried to strike out all superfluous words—it grew so shamefully long. Will you send me the proof,…

To JAMES T. FIELDS [early 1863], 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 December 2, [1862], Wheeling Received of Messrs Ticknor & Fields $120 for mss of Promise of the Dawn R. B. Harding Is that ship-shape? I would have sent it sooner but I was out of town when it came—up in Pennsylvania. That is…

To JAMES T. FIELDS November 3, [1862], Wheeling Mr. Fields. Forgive me for leaving your note so long unanswered. I accept your offer to write for the Atlantic exclusively for this (coming) year at 8 dollars a page. But if we can arrange for my…

To JAMES T. FIELDS October 20, [1862], Wheeling My dear friend Here is the Christmas story, [1] which I hope you will like. I am sure my heart never wrote one as much before. I received Annie’s letter the other day, it must have crossed mine. I am…

To JAMES T. FIELDS September 4, [1862], Wheeling Mr. Fields I am ashamed—but I quite forgot that I had not acknowledged the receipt of the check for Blind Tom.[1] Certainly, call it anything you like. You are immaculate in titles—only keep Mr.…

To JAMES T. FIELDS May 14, [1862], Wheeling Mr Fields I send David Gaunt by today’s mail. Won’t you let me know if you give him cordial welcome as soon as possible for if not I must stay at home and write something else. But I hope you will make…

To JAMES T. FIELDS May 1, [1862], Wheeling Mr Fields I enclose Mr. Macmillan’s[1] letter for which I thank you. Will you explain one sentence for me? When he says he would like to publish a story of mine without announcing its American origin does…

To JAMES T. FIELDS April 28, [1862], Wheeling Mr Fields Since I find this last story[1] is so long in making itself pen and ink, I feel worried at my indebtedness to you. Will you ask your book-keeper to send me word if the sale of ‘Margret’[2]…
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