Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Oct 31, 1850
She asks him for an advance of $25 as she is still waiting on remittance from Washington.
CreditHuntington Library, James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda
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[page 1] Dear Mr. Fields.
Why dont [sic] you send me more proof at a time? You will actually break me with express charges. I do wish you would send always by Morse's express. His office is No 11 Elm St Boston
He will bring it to me at night and call for it in the morning. Have I credit enough with you to ask for an advance of $25? I have quite run ashore while waiting for a remittance from Washington. It is a novel and not a very agreeable feeling to be entirely out of money. It frightens me. You should have seen me hang my head this morning when I begged a few days' grace of the expressman. It was an awful moment.— So have mercy upon
[page 2] a poor improvident +++, who has an unfortunate propensity to spend faster than she earns. It is a consolation to me to know that though in debt the very publishers. there are other publishers in debt to me.
P.S.— I am obliged to send the +++ up by mail. as
+++ Pratt's [inserted] express man does not bring it to me early enough to have it returned by the morning express. He should deliver it at night.
[envelope] James T. Fields Esq
Corner Washington & School St