Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription 20 THE SIMMS LETTERS
one. A small edition of the first might find purchasers among general readers, and the other, I doubt not, would prove very profitable in the end.' Yrs Ever
W. Gilmore Simms Mess'rs E. L. Carey & A. Hart.
Charleston, S. Caro. Sep 13. [1839]' Mess'rs Carey & Hart
1 regret that Mr. Fogartie,' the young man who represents Mr. Belle here in his absence, and to whom the M.S. of Border Beagles has been confided, has not been able to procure an opportunity for its transmission lately. He has had two or three packets in his hands for some time past, and I have just seen him to urge him to avail himself of the first chance that offers. My own sickness, and that of my family,' has somewhat interfered with my progress, but, with the exception of a single chapter or two, the work is finished. I trust you will soon receive it all. Are you ready, at once, to undertake another by the same author?4
Yrs Ever
W. Gilmore Simms
'On July 7 Simms wrote to Lawson (76) that he was "now writing a History of S. Carolina, in one vol." The History of South Carolina, from Its First European Discovery to Its Erection into a Republic: With a Supplementary Chronicle of Events to the Present Time was published by S. Babcock & Co., Charleston, in 1840.
'Dated by Simms' remarks about Border Beagles. See his other letters to Carey and to Carey and Hart of this year.
2Probably Samuel Fogartie, an accountant. See note 2, Oct. 28, 1839 (77c).
'In his letter to Tefft of Aug. 23 (77a) Simms calls himself "an invalid." He also complains of "suffering from indispositions of various kinds" in his letter to Lawson of Dec. 27 (78). His wife may have been ill before or after the birth of their daughter Mary Derrille on Sept. 6.
'Carey and Hart did not publish another work "by the author of 'Richard Hurdis,'" but in 1842 Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia, published Beauchampe, or the Kentucky Tragedy. A Tale of Passion, 2 vols., as "By the author of 'Richard Hurdis,"Border Beagles,' etc."