Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription DECEMBER 1845 79
you may find friends in your neighbourhood. If you can do this without going too much out of your way, you will promote the cause of letters among us. I am writing con amore. The work does not & never will pay me. But it is a work that is wanted.—I shall be happy to hear from you whenever it is convenient, and should I ever stray into Union will certainly seek you out, and share your hospitality.
Very faithfully &c Yours
W Gilmore Simms
H: Repr. Decr. 11. [1845]2 Dear Sir
Let me remind you of the request I made you, to procure, if possible, that young Govan should be permitted to return with me to his Uncle's family for a couple of weeks.' I propose to leave

(which in note 242, June 25, 1845 [260], we incorrectly assign to Simms), writes of Moseley: "An old man, truthful honest and highly esteemed by all around him," named James Moseley, claimed to have known Boone well and to have frequently slept in his cabin and been the companion of his wanderings. He came from the Yadkin to the Pacolet and lived in Boone's neighborhood on the former river. He described Boone in the fullness of his vigor as weighing about one hundred and fifty pounds and not above five feet, eight or nine inches in height, "marked by a lively, sparkling blue eye,""very active,""athletic," and "well-made."
At this time Preston (see introductory sketch) was president of the South Carolina College.
'Simms was a member of the S.C. House of Representatives during 1844-1846. His reference to Dec. "16th. (Tuesday)" establishes the year.
'Daniel Chevillette Govan (1829-1911), was the son of Andrew Robison Govan (see note 83, Aug. 16, 1841 [115]), only brother of Nash Roach's late wife, Eliza. The University of South Carolina Archives show that he was admitted to the South Carolina College as a freshman on Oct. 6, 1845, and left the College in 1847. A brother, William Hemphill Govan, entered the South Carolina College in 1848 and was graduated in 1850. We are indebted to Libby Alford, Research Asssistant to Professor James Meriwether of the University of South Carolina, for this information.
Daniel Govan moved from Mississippi to Arkansas and was a brigadier-general in the Civil War. After the war he lived in Mississippi, the state of Washington, and Tennessee.