Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | 1836-12-01
Transcription brilliancy to this fascinating department. The literary nOtices of recent work, is-

sued from the press will also be extended, and such arrangements have been made

with the largest publishing houses in the United States, that they will be received

and attended to, as soon after publication as PoSsible. In order to accomplish



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these objects, the work will be enlarged, without any increase of expense to its

patrons, but a more extended circulation will be neceasary. An appeal, therefore,

is respectfully and urgently made to the literary public, and to the whole commu-

nity, to aid us in the accomplishment of objects which have only for their aim the

development of the literary resources of the country, and, consequently its general

welfare. This work has hitherto been, an will hereafter continue to be, publish-

ed under the auspices of the Literary and Philosophical Society of South-Carolina,

whose members have afforded it important aid by their patronage and Literary

tributions. In respect to its past course and its present claims to consideration, We

append the following recommendation from gnetlemen whose high standing is well

known throughout the South, and is calculated to secure respect to an expression

of their opinions:--

"The subscribers feel a deep interest in the success of the SOUTHERN LITERARY

JOURNAL, as a work calculated to advance the literary character of (the Southern

country, and as a proper vehicle for the exercise and display of its talent. They

have learned with great pleasure that its patronage has been steadily increasing; and

that, with a moderate effort on the part or its friends, it must certainly become

permanent and prosperous. This effort should not be withheld, and with a con-

summation so desirable in view, they beg to recommend it still more to the favor-

able consideration of the Southern community. Devoted to out various yet pecu-

liar interests, it is an agent which may be made valuable in the defence of our in-

stitutions, not less than the organ of our thoughts, studies and recreations. They

freely tender their approval, therefore, to its past course, and earnestly urge, and

warmly encourage its editor to still greater exertions, which must be pleasing to

his patrons, and will secure their continued countenance.

"Hon. ROBERT Y. HAYNE, HENRY W. PERQNNEAU Esq.

Hon. J. HAMILTON, C. G. MEMMINGER, Esq

JOSEPH JOHNSON, M. D. Rev. SAMUEL GILMAN.

Hon. C. J. COLCOCK, Rev. WILLIAM H. BARNWELL,

C. M. FURMAN, Esq. CHALRES FRASER, Esq.

ALEXANDER MAZYCK. Esq. I. M. CAMPBELL, M. D.

W. PERONNEAU FINLEY, Esq. JOHN A. STUART, Esq.

J. B. WHITRIDGE, M. D. Rev. JOHN BACHMAN, D. D.

JAMES MOULTRIE, Jr. M. D. JAMES H. SMITH, Esq.

W. GILMORE SIMMS, Esq. Rev. JOHN FORREST,

MITCHELL KING, Esq. BENJAMIN F. DUNKIN, Esq.

RICHARD YEADON, Jun. Esq. JACOB AXON, Esq."



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