t in a wider circle.
His editorial writing in the New Yorker had attracted the attention of so competent a critic as Thurlow Weed.
His residence at Albany had widened his acquaintance with the lawmakers gathered from all parts of the State, and wi restricted resources.
Greeley had a very clear idea of the kind of daily paper that he wanted to edit.
In a letter to Weed in January, 1841, he said: As for the country press, two-thirds of it is a nuisance and a positive curse — a mere mouthpiehe rate of five hundred a week until a total of five thousand was reached on May 22, and the growth continued.
Writing to Weed in June of that year, Greeley said: I am getting on as well as I know how with the Tribune, but not as well as I expected its first year the Tribune published a letter on the trial of the suit for libel brought by J. Fenimore Cooper against Thurlow Weed, in which the novelist secured a verdict of $400. The writer of this letter remarked: The value of Mr. Cooper's charac
ark, Myron H., candidate for Governor, 173.
Clay, Henry, Weed's opposition to, in 1839, 45; Greeley's love of, 46, 119; tances, 35-38; financial straits, 38, 39; first meeting with Weed, 42; the two men contrasted, 44-46; edits the Jeffersonian,dependent thinking, 76-78, 83,146; refusal to be guided by Weed, 78; early sympathy with socialism, 79; support of Brisbanelaint to Seward, 173; letter dissolving the firm of Seward, Weed, and Greeley, 174-177; favors Douglas for Senator, 178; delGreeley's complaint to, 173; dissolution of firm of Seward, Weed, and Greeley, 174-176; letter to Weed, 177; Greeley's objecWeed, 177; Greeley's objection to his nomination, 179; Secretary of State, 184; reply to Mercier, 193-195; on Greeley's negotiations.
Shepard, stion, 138, 139, 141 ; 7th of March speech, 153-158.
Weed, Thurlow, founding of the Albany Journal, 40; first meeting with Greeley, 42; the Jeffersonian, 43; Weed and Greeley contrasted, 44, 46; Clay's defeat in 1837, 45; discovery of Greeley, 46