Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription APRIL 1862 229
capturing a spy: and be emulous of a man who should even be remarkable at push pin.'
Yours very truly
W. Gilmore Simms. 1071a : To GEORGE WILLIAM BAGBY
Woodlands in Ruins. April 10. 1862. G. W. Bagby Esq.
My dear Sir.
Thanks for your genial expression of sympathy. I am a great loser but do not despond.' Would cheerfully sacrifice all to make the country safe. Thanks also for the Tobacco seed. As soon as I can get a decent place from which to write, I will send you the quid for the Messenger, in some articles upon which I have spent much thought.' If there be no objection to the material itself, referring now to Gen. Jamisons "Life & Times of Du Guesclin," the copies which I required for him may be dispensed with. If authorized by you, I think I could procure for you the matter in instalments of 6 or 8 pages of the Messenger. Let me hear from you. Let us pray that our army in the West may continue & improve its victories. So may we escape the evils of feeble govt. As I write the tidings come of the bombardment of Ft. Pulaski.' We are anxious but hopeful.

Very truly Yours
W. Gilmore Simms.

'A children's game in which one player tries to push or fillip his pin over that of another player.
'For an account of the fire that destroyed Woodlands, see note 20, Apr. 10, 1862 (1070).
=Nothing in the Southern Literary Messenger after this date can be attributed to Simms.
'Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, Ga., commanded both channels of the Savannah River. On Apr. 12 it was surrendered to the Union army, thus closing the port of Savannah to all vessels except blockade-runners.