From the distinguished Author and Statesman, and late Secretary of the Navy, under President
Fillmore, John P.Kennedy.,
Batimore, Feb., 2, 1861
RichardEdwards, , Esq., St. Louis, Mo.,
Dear Sir:-I received only a few days ago, your letter of the 10th of January, and
with it a beautiful copy of your Great West, for which I make you my most grateful acknowledge-
ments. You justly appreciated my interest in the subject of your book, in this act of acceptable re-
membrance. The Great West is becoming every day a more significant and salutary power in our
political and social system, and the men whose services you have done so much to commenenorate, are
rising rapidly in the estimate of the rulers of our destiny. I shall remember very gratefully this
friendly communication of yours.
With kindest regard,
I am, very dear Sir, Yours,
From His Grace, the Duke of Newcastle.
St. Louis, Sept. 27, 1860.
RichardEdwards, , Esq., St. Louis Mo.,
Sir:—I am greatly obliged to you for so kindly presenting to me Copies of your His-
tory of St. Louis, and of your Report of the Fair of the Agriculture and Mechanical Asso-
ciation. They will always form in my Library an agreeable memorial of the very interesting, though
short visit which I have paid to this thriving and important City.
I am, Sir,
Your faithful Servant,
From His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, per his Secretary, Major-General Bruce, late Com-
mander of H. B. M. Forces in India.
St. Louis, Sept. 17th, 1860.
RichardEdwards, , Esq:
Sir:-I am directed by the Prince of Wales to thank you for the very handsome
copies of your history of St. Louis, and of your St. Louis Agricultural and Mechanical
Association, which interesting works His Royal Highness accepts with much pleasure.
I have the honor to be Sir, Your obedient servant,
Prince of Wales.
The “Business and Business Men of St. Louis,” will be issued in the same superior style, and
will be a book suitable for every counting house and library, a memento of St. Louis—her glorious
past, and her brilliant future.
RichardEdwards, , Editor and Publisher , No. 11 Olive Street, St. Louis.