THE LIFE AND CHESS OF PAUL MORPHY                                                                                                                                          Morphy's letter to the Era, October 6, 1858



To the Editor of the Era:
                         Café de la Régence, Paris, October 6, 1858       

     May I request you to add to the great kindness shown me by your paper since my arrival in Europe, by publishing in your forthcoming number the accompanying copy of a letter to Howard Staunton, Esq. I hall esteem it a favor, as I am most desirous that my true position with reference to that gentleman  should at length be put in its proper light before the public.
     I have the honor to remain, sir,
                                  Your very obedient servant
                                            Paul Morphy