MANUSCRIPT: AC. Ink. Words which ED crossed out are here enclosed in brackets; alternative readings are in parentheses.
PUBLICATION: L (1894) 422-423, six sentences only, and dated 1885; L (1931) 411, six sentences only, and dated "early 60's"; Home 422-430, entire, with facsimile in full.
For an earlier "Master" letter, see no 187. The handwriting is the only clue to the date. This rough draft was left among ED's own papers, and no one knows whether a fair copy was made or sent to the person envisioned as the recipient.
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