Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription JULY 1846 83

myself, & know so much better who are the right persons to apply to, that I prefer your offices to my own endeavor, removed as I am, just now, from the scene of operations.—Let me hear from you at your best convenience, & believe me Very respectfully
& truly, Yr obt Servt &c W. Gilmore Simms 308a : To WILEY AND PUTNAM'
Charleston, May 31. 1846
Mess'rs Wiley & Putnam Gentln.
I have taken the liberty of drawing upon you for One Hundred Dollars, in two drafts of fifty dollars each; one in favor of Mr. Saml. Hart Sen, and the other in favor of Mr. John Russell,' both of this place & both booksellers. I trust that you will find it convenient to honor these drafts though the balance, as per statement, in my favor on the 1st. Jany. last, fell something short of this amount. Yours truly &c.
W Gilmore Simms
New York, July 20 [1846]' My dear Sir
I thank you very much for your attention to the matter with Hart, and hope I gave you no very troublesome task. Of course we
'The firm of Wiley and Putnam (John Wiley and George Palmer Putnam), of New York City, published Simms' Wigwam and the Cabin in 1845. In May 1846 the firm published the First Series of Simms' Views and Reviews in American Literature, History and Fiction.
'See introductory sketch.
'Dated by Simms' remarks about "the letter & book." See letter to Duyckinck of Aug. 9, 1846 (319).