Arlington House 12th March

 

My Dr Sir Philip.

 

Will you help out a poor author, & truly my Dr Sir ( a poor Manager) by a paragraph for the 8th of January in yr Monday=s paper.

 

The 8th was originally performed in New York 3 years ago on the 8th Jany, & received with distinguished applause.  It was then a National Afterpiece in one Act, now remoddelled into a historical Opear in two acts.  Your old friend a farmer turned Dramatic author hear him sing sing clearly successfull in the Historical Play of Pocahontas or the First Settelement of Virginia & the National Drama of the Indian Prophecy, & the Rail Road, the latter (Page 2) two performed on the Washington boards Pocahonats in Philadelphia.  George has been unfortunate, but is a good liberal fellow, & the Apoor rogues of players@ my D Sir; labour hard for our amusement, & ought not to starve in their vocation - Say something for us in Mondays journal my Dsir D

 

In haste Believe me Truly yr Friend

& Svt

 

George W P. Custis

 

To

Philip Richard Fendale Esqr

 

Address on envelope:

 

To

Philip Richard Fendale Esqr

National Journal

Washington

 

Custis, George W. P.

Washington 12th March 1830