Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription NOVEMBER 1846 87 336a : To THOMAS WILLIS WHITE'
Woodlands. Nov. 18. 1184612 Dear Sir
I propose to send you in season for the January number, a paper on Rudolph alias Ney, which will make 8 or 10 pages. I could wish that my review of Street should appear as soon as possible. It will grow stale—and he has had an intimation of it as forthcoming.' Perhaps a greater attention to your critical department would be of service.—You are perhaps prudent as regards giving publicity to your desire to dispose of a portion of your work. But what if 1 hint to Judge Porter4 to apply to you, as deeming it possible you would admit him to a participation of interest with you?—Can you procure for me a copy of the Correspondence of Mrs Myers, & of her address to the public. I hear of these things, but do not see them. Is there any doubt of her guiltj5
Yours truly &c W. G. Simms.

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'White was at this time editor of the Southern Literary Messenger. See note 38, July 20, 1839 (77).
'Dated by Simms' reference to his article "Michael Ney, Otherwise Michael Rudolph," published in the Messenger, XIII (Jan. 1847), 17-23.
'On July 31 and Aug. 26, 1846 (315 and 321), Simms had written Alfred Billings Street (see introductory sketch) that he was reviewing his Poems for the Messenger. The review, entitled "Street's Poems," was published in the Dec. 1846 number (XII, 711-720).
'Benjamin Faneuil Porter, at this time living in Alabama. See note 134, July 14, 1849 (496).
'On Sept. 28, 1846, William R. Myers, aided by his brother, Col. Samuel S. Myers, and William S. Burr, shot Dudley Marvin Hoyt in his bedroom at Richmond. Hoyt died on Oct. 9. All three men were arrested and during their examination before the Hustings Court gave as their defense that Hoyt had seduced Myers' wife, Virginia Pollard Myers. They were discharged without trial "with rounds of applause from the crowded courtroom." At least two pamphlets concerning the murder were published: An Authenticated Report of the Trial of Myers and Others, for the Murder of Dudley Marvin Hoyt. With the Able and Eloquent Speeches of Counsel, and "the Letters", in Full, with Explanatory Notes Which Furnish a Clear and Complete History of the Case. Drawn Up by the Editor of the Richmond Southern Standard (New York: Richards and Company, [1846]) and The Letters and Correspondence of Mrs. Virginia Myers, (Which Have Never Before Been Published or Even Read in Court,) to Dudley Marvin Hoyt, Who Was Murdered at Richmond ... by Wm. R. Myers, and Two Others. Together with a Denial of the Truth of Mrs.