Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Transcription JUNE 1845 77 240a : To JOEL TYLER HEADLEY'
[February 28? 1845]z
It will always give me pleasure to hear from you, whether you consider me or my magazine. Our friends Duyckinck & Mathews are scarcely such constant correspondents as I could wish. The former began tolerably well, but he has somehow fallen off. As for the latter, I fear his Big Able has disabled him, and his Little Manhattan has whittled him off infinitesimally.' Give him the benefit of this scandalous conjecture that he may be awakened to a just sense of his (supposed) demerits.—Mrs. Simms is obliged by your recollection & begs me to say so. For myself, please believe me
Very faithfully Yours &c.
W. Gilmore Simms.

Charleston, June 10. [1845]'
S. Sims Esq sear Sir
I thank you for your letter, and for the warm kindness with which iou speak of my labors in the cause of Southern letters. It is Cowper,

'See introductory sketch.
'This letter is an answer to Headley's letter to Simms dated Feb. 21, 1845 original in the New-York Historical Society Library), quoted in part in note 58, an. 19, 1845 (229). Simms' letter is postmarked "March 1."'In the first number of Simms' Southern and Western Monthly Magazine and Review Jan. 1845) Headley published "An Incident of Waterloo," Evert Augustus Duycknck (see introductory sketch) "Time's Wallet. 1. The Hystorie of Hamblet," pp. ;4-60, 61-66. Cornelius Mathews (see introductory sketch) at this time was at vork on Big Abel and the Little Manhattan (New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845).
'Sims (1802-1875), born in Union District, S.C., was graduated from the South 'arolina College in 1819. He was a lawyer and planter in Union, twice represented Jnion in the S.C. House of Representatives, and was a member of the Secession 2onvention in 1860. He is probably the same as the "J. S. Simms" to whom Timms wrote on Apr. 22, 1850 (535a).
'Dated by Simms' enclosure of the prospectus of the Southern and Western Monthly 4agazine and Review, dated Dec. 1, 1844.