1863-04-28, James T. Fields
To JAMES T. FIELDS
April 28, , Wheeling
Since I find this last story 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’ has nearly put me out of debt—(for the $200 you remember) or how we stand? What is the percentage you spoke of? I am sorry to write about so intolerable a thing to ears polite as money but I expected to send you Mss for that sum long since and am worried that I have not done so— If I knew just how matters stood I would be easier in my mind.
Apropos to nothing. Would it be much trouble for you to tell me which are Mr. Wasson’s articles that have been published in the Atlantic, poems especially. He will be quite willing I know as he told me those in other periodicals.
1. “David Gaunt.”
2. Margret Howth.
3. David Atwood Watson (1823-1887), minister, author, poet, abolitionist, and Transcendentalist.