Wlliam Gilmore Simms
The Letters of William Gilmore Simms. Vol. 6, Supplement >> 159(1a) Carey and Hart >> Page 65

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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription APRIL 1843 65
a story for the Gift, to be sent by the first safe opportunity.' I trust it will prove equally readable & unexceptionable. As soon as you get a purchaser for the other story, pray advise me,' for authorship as you know, among us, always a needy business, is particularly so at this juncture. Are we to have any change. I have noted the following works in your Quarterly Advertiser which I should like you to send me, viz.
Hoole's Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered 2 vols. 8vo bd — $5.00'
Lingard's Histy of England (Paris Ed— 8 vols 10.005 We never get your books for the Magnolia, though our circulation and authority now is very far greater than any Southern newspaper.—My best respects to Carey. I have, as a visitor, at the plantation, W. C. Bryant & Lady, where the latter, who came as an invalid, has very much improved.°
W. G. Simms 159 (la) : To CAREY AND HART
Charleston, April 8. [1843]'
Mess'rs Carey & Hart Gentlemen
"The Two Camps" a story for the Gift was forwarded to your address a week ago by S. Hart, of this city. I trust that ere this
'"The Two Camps. A Legend of the Old North State" was published in The Gift ...lforl MDCCCXLIV, pp. 149-181.
'Evidently Miss Leslie found "Barnacle Sam," a tale of seduction, suicide, and murder, "exceptionable" as a story for the delicate readers of The Gift. See letter to Carey and Hart of Feb. 23, 1843 (149b).
'John Hoole's translation of Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered was first published in London in 2 vols. in 1763. We do not know what edition Simms is here ordering.
'John Lingard, A History of England, from the First Invasion by the Romans, 5th ed., 8 vols. (Paris: Baudry's European Library, 1840).
6According to Simms' children, on this visit Mrs. Bryant deeply offended Simms' housemaids by turning up their skirts to see for herself the quality of their underwear as evidence of the treatment of slaves in the South.
'Dated by Simms' remark about "The Two Camps." See letter to Carey and Hart of Mar. 28 (1566).