Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription OCTOBER 1867 259
or any other labour, untill I shall be quietly settled down at home—if I may be said to have a home. In the meantime be pleased to write me as soon as you recieve the within article & say how it suits you. As it is not easy to know what you design or desire clearly, and as I can not conjecture how far you are willing to go in Politics, and what you think & what you wish said, I necessarily speak more vaguely and with more caution than would be the case under better advisement. Address me here before my departure; and be pleased to give me your names. Simply to write as "Ed'rs of So. Society" is rather too mythical. You will also be so good as to state in what manner you would prefer to make your payments. My needs, as in the case of most of our wretched people, render it important that the quid should be equally prompt and certain. It will be your policy as well as mine, that the Editorials which I may write for you should, in no wise be coupled with my name.' I myself will attach my name to such pieces as I design should bear it. Yours truly
W. Gilmore Simms
1273a : To JAMES LAWSON'
Oct. 5 1867 dear Lawson.
I should have been greatly glad to see Mr. Verplanck2 in person, & tried to meet him. Had I done so I could have told him much of Cardozo, which my present limit of time will not permit me to write. J. N. Cardozo, not Cardoza, is a Jew of liberal character.—His favorite province as a writer was political economy. He wrote for the Southern Review on subjects of this description. He was for some 40 years an Editor (newspaper) in Charleston & elswhere in


'"Southern Society,""What of the South?," and "A Republic of Letters" (see note 4, Sept. 20 [1271a]) carry no signature.
1273a
'This letter is written on stationery with the following letterhead: "Office of Lawson & Walker, Average Adjusters & Insurance Brokers No. 62 Wall Street. New York 18." We want to thank Professor Thomas L. McHaney, of Georgia State University, for bringing this letter to our attention.
'Gulian Crommelin Verplanck (1786-1870), of New York City, was a teacher and author. He was a member of Congress during 1825-1833.