Wlliam Gilmore Simms
The Letters of William Gilmore Simms. Vol. 6, Supplement >> 842bb Walter L. Griffith, 1857-03-31 >> Page 337

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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription Additional Letters and Documents, 1828—1868 337
scraps from the papers on poor Taber's affairs. At my leisure, as I say, I will send you more. Now, my hands are full. There are 50 letters before me, accumulated in my absence, which I have to answer. Do not suppose me tenacious about small matters, when the great interests of humanity are concerned. I thank you sincerely for the kind expressions of your letters had I got to Boston, I should have
striven to see you. If time were allowed me, I should have run out to your house just as frankly as I would have you come to mine. For the present, I fancy, no temperate politician can acquire power in your region. But patience & shuffle the cards. Be sure of this, that unless the South receives different treatment, [James] Buchanans [sic] is the last president of the Nat. Confederacy. God be with you & preserve you.
Your obt &c,
W. Gilmore Simms.
ALS in Lorenzo Sabine Papers, box 2, folder 19, New Hampshire Historical Society.
842bb : To WALTER L. GRIFFITH
Woodlands, S.C., March 31, 1857 Walter L. Griffith, Esq.
New York City
Dear Sir:
I cheerfully comply with your request, and am
Your obt. Servt.,
W. Gilmore Simms "What's writ is writs—A name,
May have its own significance; a sound, Declare for the affection; a faint line, Stricken at random, utter forth a will To characterize and indicate a Soul!"
ALS in South Caroliniana Library. Printed in Simms Review 14 (Winter 2006): 4.