Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription 62 THE SIMMS LETTERS
149 (la) : To MITCHELL KING
Charleston Jan. 10. [1843]' My dear Judge
Suffer me to remind you that you promised me a small contribution in prose & verse, for the projected miscellany called the Charleston Book, which the publishers contemplate putting to press by the summer.' If sent to my address, care of Saml. Hart, Sen. Bookseller, by the first of March, it will be in season.—Meanwhile, may I beg of you the use, for a brief period, of the Magazine Vol. which contains the poem of Alfred. You will add to this favor by furnishing me with the complete name of the author—Hasell,—I believe,'—and with any information, touching any other author of that period whose remains you may deem worthy of preservation.
Very faithfully, I am, Sir, Your obt servt.
W. Gilmore Simms Hon. Mitchell King.
149b : To CAREY AND HART Feb. 23. [1843]'
Mess'rs Carey & Hart Gentlemen.
I have succeeded in preparing you a story called "Barnacle Sam or the Extempore Judgment, a Tale of the Edisto;" which I will send

'Since King was recorder of the City of Charleston and judge of the city court during the first part of 1843 (see his obituary in the Charleston Courier of Nov. 15, 1862), we have assigned this letter to that year.
'Only one work by King was published in The Charleston Book—a poem entitled "The Resolve." See letter to King of June 17, 1843 (163a).
For Hasell's "Alfred," see letter to King of June 17, 1843 (163a). 1496
'Dated by Simms' letter to Carey and Hart of Mar. 28, 1843 (156h), saying that he is sending "'The Two Camps ...',—a story for the Gift" and requesting Carey