Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription JUNE 1852 127
will detach for him one of D. K's original letters. My daughter4 joins me in affectionate regards to him, Mama & yourself. She entertains very grateful reminiscences of her visit to Savannah.
Yours very truly but in great haste
W. Gilmore Simms 626b : To GEORGE PALMER PUTNAM'
Office South. Quarterly Review. Charleston June 23. 1852. Geo. P. Putnam, Esq.
Dear Sir:
Mr. Richards 2 has not yet returned to the city. As soon as he does so, I will confer with him & contribute all I can to your objects. But, though really disposed to do honor to my friend Kennedy, whom I regard as a gentleman as well as an author,—characters not always associated in our country, I fear I cannot venture to do so. Just now I am not only something of an invalid, but I have my hands quite too full of work to hope to do justice either to myself or friend, by any new duties of the sort which you propose. In fact, I could no more tell you what sort of a house K. lives in than I could fly. He lives well, I know, and did live at Ellicott's Mills when I last had the pleasure of visiting him, but that is some years ago, and the impression, except the general one, is all effaced from my memory. Kennedy himself is an amiable, observant gentleman, as perhaps you know;—a good talker, with a decided vein of humour, nice in sensibility though a politician, & usually just in his judgments, though, as I think, somewhat erring in his politics) Write
For Putnam, the New York publisher, see note 244, June 25, 1845 (260). 'William Carey Richards.
Simms met John Pendleton Kennedy in 1840. On June 28 of that year Kennedy wrote from Ellicott's Mills to his "dear Puss" (his wife, Elizabeth Gray Kennedy), at Saratoga Springs: "Who do you think dined here to day?—Guy Rivers. He brought a letter to me from Charleston which he enclosed to me through the P.