Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription 72 THE SIMMS LETTERS 174 (2a) : To PETER FORCE
Charleston, S. C. Sep. 22. [1843]' P. Force, Esq
Washington. Dear Sir
By this day's mail I address to M. St. Clair Clarke, for you, a copy of my Histy of South Carolina, and of my Geography of the same state. I trust that they will reach you safely. My anxiety to be put in possession of your collection of Tracts= emboldens me to remind you of the kind promise which you made me recently that I should have them.
Very truly Sir, Your oht. Servt
W. Gilmore Simms
175a : To PETER FORCE
Charleston, Oct 9. [1843]' My dear Sir:
I thank you for the 2 vols of Tracts which reached me safely & seasonably. I shall look for the third with anxiety and recieve it gratefully.2-It will give me great pleasure to reciprocate these courtesies with you. I believe I gave you to understand that I am groping for materials for a Life of Marion & Sumter.' Whatever I put forth
174 (2a)
'For the date, see note 1, letter to Clarke of Sept. 21, 1843 (174 Pal). 'See note 2, Oct. 9, 1843 (175a).
175a
'For the date, see note 1 , letter to Clarke of Sept. 2 1 , 1843 (174 I I al).
Tracts and Other Papers Relating Principally to the Origin, Settlement, and Progress of the Colonies in North America. from the Discovery of the Country to the Year 1776 (Washington: Printed by Peter Force) was published in 4 vols. (1836, 1838, 1844, 1846).
'The Life of Francis Marion was published by Henry G. Langley, New York, in 1844. Simms did not publish a life of Thomas Sumter.