Annie Adams Fields
To ANNIE ADAMS FIELDS
Wheeling, Va. June 18. 
I have sketched a story, 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 prefer reading it all before he accepts or commences to publish it? I write to you, knowing that your time is not as occupied as his, most probably— and presuming on your courtesy to answer tiresome business letters—
R. B. Harding—
Probably what would become “A Story of To-Day,” Atlantic Monthly (Oct. 1861-Mar. 1862); published in book form as Margret Howth: A Story of To-Day (1862).