To W.C. and F.P. Church
Washington,|September 7, 1867.
W.C. & F.P. Church|Gentlemen:
The check for $60. arrived safely this morning. Please consider this a receipt for said sum.
I received, some ten days since, the six proof-impressions of the Carol-& am much obliged. (No copies of magazine.)
I forward herewith another poem for the Galaxy. If acceptable please, after correcting, let me have a good proof in time.
The right of publishing Ethiopia Commenting, in future book, is reserved to me.
The price of the piece is $25.
I have, in composition, an article, (prose,) of some length-the subject opportune-I shall probably name it Democracy. It is partly provoked by, & in some respects a rejoinder to, Carlyle's Shooting Niagara. I think it might be specially appropriate to your purposes & scope. I would propose it to you for a leading article for January '68 Galaxy. Please write me how the idea suits you. Or, as I am coming to Brooklyn in a few days, perhaps I may as well call personally, & get your notions about it.