Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription NOVEMBER 1849 107
urge my own claims, which have been quite as little regarded as those of any other person.' He tells me still that he will soon be able to put himself rectus in curia, and I repeat his words to you. But, as he has disappointed you, me and others, I dare not farther to solicit your favors, which I could only do in the perfect conviction that you would be paid for them promptly. The present auspices of the work are good—the subscribers increase, and public opinion seems to speak decidedly in its favor. Under these circumstances it must, I fancy, be in a condition soon to satisfy all claimants, and prosper to the satisfaction of all its friends.
You are pleased to proffer yourself to do for me any passing service at the North. A history of Maryland was published in yr. city not long ago. I should be glad if you would intimate to the Publisher of that work, that it would be proper only to place a copy of it in the hands of the Editor of the Southern Quarterly, and give him my address, care of the Publisher in Charleston.' Your own publications have never reached me, and I should be pleased to ac-knowledge their reciept in our pages.' I cover to you a trifle by this mail.4
Yours faithfully &c W. Gilmore Simms.
P.S. A passing hint to all your publishers in Balto., of the policy of sending their publications to the Review, will perhaps have its effect such is the feeling now in the South, and increasing rapidly every day, that the imprimateur of a Southern periodical will be felt necessary to the sale or recognition of every northern book.


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'In his letter to Holmes of Apr. 13, 1850 (533), Simms writes: "Mr. Burges has paid the last debt—that of nature—the only one I fear that he can pay. The estate is pronounced insolvent. He owed me 8 or 900 dollars."'James McSherry's History of Maryland; from Its First Settlement in 1634, to the Year 1848, published by John Murphy in 1849.
'Mayer had recently published History of the War between Mexico and the United States, with a Preliminary View of Its Origin (New York and London: Wiley and Putnam, 1848).
The Cassique of Accabee. A Tale. With Other Poems (Charleston: J. Russell, 1849) was published in Sept. (see letter to Duyckinck of Sept. 19 (507).