1861-12-19, James T. Fields
To JAMES T. FIELDS
December 19, , Wheeling
I did not keep the story for alteration, but sent it to the mail on the day I promised. I am sorry if it is lost as I made no copy. I left it to a friend to direct and probably he omitted the number and street or addressed it to the firm instead of you. The name of it was John Lamar.
Not hearing from you about the “Continental” I declined writing for it thinking that was what you would advise. Won’t you write immediately & tell me if you have yet found the story?