Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription 140 THE SIMMS LETTERS
of the Wigwam & Cabin can be procured at a small price? Is it worth while to buy them? Will they correspond with our edition?6 Think over all these points and advise me that I may duly act upon them. I think it likely I shall be able to take steamer for N. Y. about the 10th. July. If you design any ornament for the back of the Yemassee &c. Indian weapons wrapt round with a rattlesnake skin &c. will do.' On the Poems,—my crest is an eye in the shoulder of a wing—volans video.8—But this matter may be reserved until I see you.
Yours very truly, &c
W. Gilmore Simms
Charleston, July 25. [1853]' dear Sir:
On the 30th. inst. I propose to sail for New York, in and about which city and Philadelphia I propose to be about four weeks.' Let me hope that you will seek me out should you happen to come thither during that space. You will hear of me in N. Y. at Putnam's
"Redfield removed the line under the running title of the plates of the text of The Wigwam and the Cabin, altered the two-volume pagination to continuous pagination, and reissued the work with a new title page dated 1856, a new dedication to Nash Roach, and a new table of contents.
'A design similar to the one Simms here describes is used on the backstrip of The Yemassee.
"Redfield did not adopt Simms' suggestion.
For Fields, Boston publisher and author, see note 16, c. Jan. 18, 1854 (693).
'Dated by Simms' plan to sail for New York City on July 30 and to visit Philadelphia also on this trip to the North. See letter to Lawson of July 10 (667).
'Simms did not visit Philadelphia. See letter to Baird of Sept. 15 (672).