New York Dec 28th 1850


Dear Sir,

     I have distributed the books you sent me, one to Fremnan Anut [?], one to Mr. Bryant, one to Greeley and one to Park Goodwin, with a particular request that they should read it, but without specifying the wish that they should sign a card.

     I thought I would let that come afterwards. Mr. Bryant observed that he know you—even [?] very early in the field[?]. Mr. Sedgewick is in Europe which is unfortunate. I think the card should first be strongly signed in Boston and then a copy of it sent to me here with the Boston names on it.

     With regard to my soliciting _____ ______ personally, I had not thought of that and do not know really what to say. I should be willing to devote some time to the matter if I could be pretty certain of making it pay me for the time but what percentage would to thus I have not the slightest idea. I should rather receive than make a proposition. I presume that there is little prospect of a law being passed before the very end of the session.

                                  Yours truly, J.P. Andrews