The National Era
Washington, D.C.: 15 April 1852


  DR. BAILEY: You will confer a favor on the public by hinting to the publishers of Mrs. Stowe's great work that a cheap edition of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" would be acceptably received. Practical printers tell me that an edition in smaller type than that used in the bound volumes, in paper covers, might be afforded about thirty-seven and a half cents per copy. Many would buy one at that price, who hesitate at paying a dollar. It is a work which should be extensively circulated, and such an edition ought to be issued. G.

  By all means—let a cheap edition be published. It is a work which should have the largest circulation.