Since the period when (no doubt for good reasons) you declined aiding me with the loan of $50, I have perseveringly struggled, against a thousand difficulties, and have succeeded, although not in making money, still in attaining a position in the world of Letters, of which, under the circumstances, I have no reason to be ashamed.
For these reasons--because I feel that I have exerted myself to the utmost--and because I believe you will appreciate my efforts to elevate the family name--I now appeal to you once more for aid.
With this letter I send you a number of "The Broadway Journal" of which, hitherto, I have been merely editor and one third proprietor. I have lately purchased the whole paper--and, if I can retain it, it will be a fortune to me in a short time:--but I have exhausted all my resources in the purchase. In this emergency I have thought that you might not be indisposed to assist me. The loan of $200 would put me above all difficulty.
I refrain from saying any more--for I feel that if your heart is kindly disposed toward me, I have already
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