[ David Macbeth Moir, the 'Delta' of Blackwood's Magazine. ] Autograph Letter in the third person to 'Mr Marshall', i.e. the London publisher William Marshall, praising the keepsake 'The Pledge of Friendship', to which he is a contributor.

D. M. Moir [ David Macbeth Moir ] (1798-1851) of Musselburgh, Scottish physician and writer, the 'Delta' of Blackwood's Magazine [ William Marshall, London publisher ]
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Musselburgh [ Scotland ]. 15 December 1827.
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1p., 4to. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with traces of stub adhering to blank reverse. The letter begins: 'Mr Moir presents compts to Mr Marshall and returns best thanks for the two copies of the Pledge of Friendship, one of which he delivered as directed to H. M. who requests me in his name to return his acknowledgements. | Mr M. begs also to acknowledge the handsome pecuniary way in which Mr Marshall has thought fit to remunerate his services.' Moir has been 'very much pleased' with the volume, finding that, 'along with some splendid illustrations, it contains much excellent writing'. Nevertheless he points out that 'one or two things of an inferior stamp have unfortunately found admission, and though these cannot detract from the merit of the really valuable part of the volume they afford its detractors a handle for depreciation'. He will 'most happily contribute to Mr Marshall's next volume, and should there be any plate unappropriated Mr M. will do his best to illustrate it.'