I have elected Ticknor & Fields as my publishers, & now only wait the return of the Assignees’ Account to put it in their hands & allow them to make the best bargain they can with the assignees for the sheets, as suggested in Mr Simmons’ letter. So, if you have not sent them, please let them come by the next mail. Ticknor said, he would secure to me my full copyright on them. I finished the “Song of Nature,” stimulated by your favorable opinion, by writing six more quatrains, & sent it to Lowell., who has it, he says, already in print. It shall be mended, I hope, when the proof comes to me. We are all very well, in spite of the sad Harpers Ferry business, which interests us all who had Brown for our guest twice. And the story of “bushels of letters” naturally alarmed some of his friends in Boston. He is a true hero, but lost his head there.