The Independent
Unsigned Notice
New York: 15 April 1852

  Uncle Tom's Cabin.—Mrs. Stowe's work seems to have created a demand quite unprecedented in this country. The publishers printed 20,000 copies within three weeks from the first publication; and then have informed the Boston Traveller that

"Notwithstanding three paper mills are constantly employed making the paper, and three of Adams's power presses are kept running twenty-four hours per day,(Sundays only excepted,) and 100 book-binders are unceasingly plying their art, the publishers are still some thousands of copies behind their orders."