Text: Edgar Allan Poe to John B. Morris — October 10, 1843 (LTR-163a)


Octo. 10/ 43

Dr Sir,

In a lot of ground, owned by yourself, and lying upon Clemm's Lot, fronting upon Park Lane, Baltimore, Mrs Maria Clemm, now of this city, retains here right of dower, as the widow of the late William Clemm. The object of this letter is to ascertain if you will be willing to purchase the right.

Mrs Clemm is in excellent health, and may live forty years. At the same time she is in indigent circumstances, and would regard your purchase of the Right as a favor for which she would be grateful. May I ask you, on her behalf, what would be the value of the Right to yourself?

With Respect

Yr Ob St
Edgar A Poe

John B. Morris Esqre





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