Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription 180 THE SIMMS LETTERS
846b : To JUSTUS STARR REDFIELD
Woodlands. May 9. [1857)' My dear Publisher.
A sudden emergency compels me to draw upon you for three Hundred dollars. My draft, however, is dated May 15. 1857. and this will afford you sufficient notice of its presentation. I am an invalid—have been so, off & on, for more than two months—catarrhal & dysenteric affections. Have done nothing as yet—doing nothing still—can do nothing till I get relieved of my annoyances of body.' I have never suffered so much for 30 years.—I trust things are better with you. Present me with best regards to Mrs. R.'
Yours truly
W. Gilmore Simms 848a : To CHARLES ETIENNE ARTHUR GAYARRE
Charleston, June 16. 1857. My dear Sir:
Extreme indisposition of a very acute sort, has for the last six weeks almost incapacitated me for any performances involving a reference to pen & paper. This will account to you for my long silence. I cannot find an extra copy of my Ballad of old Hickorie. Should I do so, it shall be sent you, though it is too long for singing, and would suit better the declaimer from the stage. I thank you for your political comedy. But it was not new to me. I had read it, and

846b
'Dated by Simms' reference to the date of his draft.
'Redfield wanted to publish Simms' The Cassique of Kiawah in Sept. of this year. See letter to James of Mar. 31, 1857 (842 Ilal).
'The former Elizabeth Eaton Jones.