Lake View, Rochester, N.Y.
I was summoned here [?] to attend upon a
sick child. I have had no time to read you Book, except what I got in the Carr
[sic]. Still I am ____ say [?] that so far as I have read I cannot deny the
correctness of your argument. Did you see the editorial articles in a late [?]
N.Y. Tribune, taking similar views on some points?
The particular object of my writing now is
to make a suggestion to you _____ w? The decision of _______ McLean, just published. I want you to review it.
Let the review be enough for 3 pages of a (fool’s cof?) sheet in pretty
large type, addressed to the Bar of the United States. You might quote from your Book & thus
have it done very soon. Compress as much matter as possible into the 3 pages.
I will then endeavor to send a copy to each
lawyer in the U.S. In a P.S. you might refer to your entire
work to thus let makes [?] know where it can be found. At any rate, such a
circular, of sent[?] very soon, would be extensively read. Hopefully [?] create
a demand for your work. Your former plan will be more materially [?] considered
when I am all ______ ______ NY.
L. Tappan [?]
Let me know if you
will do it.