Frederick William Thomas, Washington, DC., autograph letter signed to Edgar Allan Poe, 14 October 1841
Wants to submit a review of two speeches of President Tyler to Graham's Magazine. Suggests that Poe write a poetic drama in the vein of "Menfred" or "The Mask of Comus." News of [Jesse E.] Dow. Thinks Judge [Abel Parker] Upshur, the new Secretary of the Navy, might help Poe to secure an appointment. Asks if Judge Upshur or Judge [Nathaniel Beverley] Tucker is the author of The Partizan Leader.