Wlliam Gilmore Simms
The Letters of William Gilmore Simms. Vol. 6, Supplement >> 829c [Correspondent Unknown] >> Page 170

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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription 170 THE SIMMS LETTERS
829c : To [CORRESPONDENT UNKNOWN]
New York: Nov. 21. 1856 Dear Sir:
I regret to be compelled to decline the engagement which I made to lecture before you. The hostility which, thus far has followed my footsteps, as a lecturer on Southern topics, satisfies me that my performances would in no ways prove profitable to your institution. The temper of the public mind seems inauspicious just now to one of my temper. I trust there will be no sense of disappointment, and I write promptly, and as soon as my decision is made, in order that you may be able seasonably to supply yourself with a more acceptable substitute. I am, Sir,
Very respectfully Your obt Servt.
W. Gilmore Simms