Unsigned Reprint
Brooklyn: 16 April 1853

  A YEAR'S WORK.—Uncle Tom is now one year old. On the 20th of March, 1852, Messrs. John P. Jewett & Co. sold the first copy of the first edition. On the 20th of March, 1853, they had published 305,000 copies, or—as only about 300 business days had transpired—they had sold (at the ordinary book-rate of one thousand copies to an edition) AN EDITION A DAY for that entire period. Sufficiently remarkable as this may appear, we learn from them—what is more remarkable still—that the demand continues without sensible abatement; nearly as many copies having been sold during the past month, as in any other month in the year. The work is now selling largely at the South, and constant orders are coming in from all parts of the world, Oregon, California, and Australia not excepted. The last foreign mail brought an order for the illustrated edition from Persia!—Congregationalist, March 20.

  UNCLE TOM'S CABIN IN FRANCE.—The French correspondent of the New Orleans Christian Advocate, in a recent letter speaking of Mrs. Stowe's book, says, "Uncle Tom's Cabin is having as great a run in France as it seems to have had in England and America. Whatever be the opinion of slavery, it will be acknowledged that this work has done one good in France, viz: it has awakened a desire in many minds to read the Bible. Colporteurs have reported lately that the question has been put to them, whether their Bibles were the same as Uncle Tom's; and when an affirmative answer has been made, the Bible has been bought at once."