definitely from Mrs. Stowe, whom we hope will be induced to commence in the Feb. no. a new story.
We are thankful for the interest you manifest by sending new names.
I shall write to Mr. Hurlbut at once, and to the others in a day or two.
Those who have already promised to write are Mr. Carter (formerly of the Commonwealth), who will furnish a political article for each number, Mr. Hildreth (very much interested in the undertaking), Thos. W. Parsons, author of an excellent translation of Dante, Parke Godwin of the New York Evening Post, Mr. Ripley of the Tribune, Dr. Elder of Phila, H. D. Thoreau of Concord, Theodore Parker (my most valued friend), Edmund Quincy, James R. Lowell (from whom I have a most exquisite gem).
Many to whom I have written have not replied as yet.
I shall have the general supervision of the Magazine,intending to get the best aid from professed litterateurs in the several departments.
We do expect to pay as much as Putnam — that is at the rate of thre