February 9th, 1863
To: John M.F. Ludlow, editor of the Christian socialist journal The Reader
My dear Mr. Ludlow,
I am very glad you liked my paper; and please do what you think best with the rest of the MSS [manuscript]. IF you think its being published will do any good, please let it be published where you think best, –but if it is superfluous and unneeded, equally please, burn it. Only don’t let me see its face again. I am very glad about The Reader’s steady progress. I know I like it!
Yours very truly,