New Orleans, 29 July 1858
D. W. Fiske, Esq.
I have yesterday mailed a letter to your address in
which I gave you an amount of the views of the Morphy family with respect
to the proposed match. Since that time the Club has met and decided that
they must help our friend by all means, that whatever the family might
think on the subject was a private matter with which with they had nothing
to do. This I believe is quite right and makes me happy. As to the threat
of somebody going to London, I hope it will not be carried into effect by
the family. It would be useless if not worse. The amount is raised, you
must have been appraised by telegraph.
Chas. A. Maurian