The National Era
Unsigned Article
Washington, D.C.: 7 April 1853


   . . . Somebody recently reported that Mrs. Stowe had built quite a palace out of the profits of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The truth is, she is living very comfortably in a substantial house, made out of an old gymnasium, and fitted up in real old-fashioned style.

  Another report is, (we have just seen it in a Southern paper,) that the editor of the Era has grown rich from the proceeds of Uncle Tom's Cabin! People who have capacious maws will, of course, take down all these stories, and ruminate on them.