Frederick William Thomas, Washington City (D.C.), autograph letter signed to Edgar Allan Poe, 11 April 1841
Regrets Graham's rejection of the writer's novel. Encloses a contribution. Has been lecturing on "Oratory." Asks Poe to review Howard Pinckney. Thinks "Murders in the Rue Morgue" most ingenious. Praises Poe's criticism in general. Urges him to write an editorial on the copyright law. [Jesse E.] Dow has been removed from office.