Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Transcription 86 THE SIMMS LETTERS
have lost Caruthers. Poor fellow What was his disease.' I take for granted and trust, that Charlton, Elliott 6 and all other friends are well. How was it that Jackson suffered his Regt. to become so insubordinate.' And how comes it farther that you suffered Cohen to be so consumedly beaten." Very much Yours &c
W. Gilmore Simms
Tell Mama she must not be surprised if I look in upon her this winter.

'William Alexander Caruthers (b. 1800), a native of Virginia, was a physician in Savannah. He was the author of The Kentuckian in New-York (1834), The Cavaliers of Virginia (1834-1835), and The Knights of the Golden Horse-Shoe (originally published serially in the Magnolia in 1841). He died in Marietta, Ga., on Aug. 29.
'Robert Milledge Charlton (see note 178, Sept. 1854 [7331) and Stephen Elliott, Jr. (see introductory sketch).
'Henry Rootes Jackson (see note 108, June 16, 1854 [7191) was colonel of the First Regiment of Georgia Volunteers. Men of two of his companies, the Irish Jasper Greens of Savannah and the Kennesaw Rangers (also called "Invincibles") of Cobb County, had an altercation in which a Col. Baker and several of his men of the Fourth Regiment of Illinois Volunteers became involved. At least one man (Sgt. Whalen of the Jasper Greens) was killed and several others wounded. For an account of this confused incident (about which there were conflicting reports in the newspapers), see Wilbur G. Kurtz, Jr., "The First Regiment of Georgia Volunteers in the Mexican War," Georgia Historical Quarterly, XXVII (1943), 314-317. We want to thank Robert E. Tucker, Jr. Georgia Historical Society, for bringing this article to our attention.
'The Charleston Mercury of Oct. 7 reports from the Savannah Republican of Oct. 5 the results of the election for a member of Congress to represent the First Congressional District: "T. [homas] B. [utter] King, (Whig) 606 / Sol[omon] Cohen, 395 / Blank, 3." Cohen (1802-1875), a lawyer in Georgetown, S.C., moved to Savannah in 1838 and represented Chatham County in the Georgia legislature. He was U.S. postmaster in Savannah (P,53-1861) and continued as postmaster under the Confederate government. In 1866 he was elected to the U.S. Congress from the First Congressional District but was not admitted. Cohen was a member of the committee of the Georgia Historical Society which asked Simms to lecture before the society in 1842 (see note 2, Jan. 10, 1842 [126a]). We want to thank Robert E. Tucker, Jr., for sending us biographical information about Cohen.