[Boston? 1852?]. 7-1/2" x 9-1/2". One leaf of chained paper. Ink manuscript letter on recto, blank verso. Signature of H.W. Beecher at end. Top and bottom edges reinforced on verso with thin strips of woven tape. Very Good.
Four lines at the head, which are crossed out, read: "Henry Ward Beecher, Standing by your comments yesterday, says to us, personally, that one paragraph yesterday, saying that he was 'down on the Know Nothings' in the Independent." Beecher may have started writing the letter in the third person, then thought better of it and decided to write in the first person. Pencil notation at the bottom: "Boston, Nov. 10, 1852." Item #34910