Typed letter signed : New York, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1924 June 23.

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Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956. Typed letter signed : New York, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1924 June 23.

Typed letter signed : New York, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1924 June 23.

Declining an article submitted to The American Mercury [which Mencken had founded that year], and explaining why: "The trouble with it is that it takes Gilder too seriously. He was unquestionably a man of some public usefulness, but his chief characteristic was his narrow humorless Puritanism. It is that side in him that we want to accentuate ... For this reason I feel that your excellent article is not for us."

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