"Mr. Morphy reached New York on the morning of June 8th, and left the next
day in the Arabia for Liverpool, to be present at the Birmingham festival.
After the close of the meeting of the British Association, he will proceed
to London, where he will remain several weeks, for the purpose, if it be
agreeable to Mr. Staunton, of contesting a grand match with the
distinguished English player, in accordance with the terms of the
challenge of the New Orleans Club. As the chief obstacle to the acceptance
was the great distance of New Orleans from England, it is hoped that every
impediment will be removed by Mr. Morphy's presence in London. From
London, Mr. Morphy goes to Paris, where he will probably meet Mr.
Harrwitz, Mr. de Rivière, and other players of the Régence. It is possible
that, after a sojourn of a month or two in the French capital, the
American player will find time to pass a week or more in Berlin, in order
to encounter Lange, Mayet and Anderssen. Mr. Morphy expects to reach New
York, on his way home, sometime in November. It is hardly necessary to say
that the heartiest hopes and warmest wishes of the entire American Chess
community, accompany our young knight-errant. Nor is the desire for his
success confined alone to Chess-players; it is felt by all Americans who
delight in a generous rivalry with out mother country or the Old World in
the race of mind - in the arts and sciences of peace."