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1887 Letter Written by Confederate General James Simmons, Jr. of South Carolina
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Here is a neat letter that was written by a man that had served as a Confederate General of the state of South Carolina Militia. This letter was written by James Simons Jr. (1839-1919). Simmons attended South Carolina College and the University of Leipzig. He returned to South Carolina in 1860 and served as a captain and later a colonel in the Confederate Army. After the war, he practiced law in Charleston with his father as Simons and Simons, and later with Rudolph Siegling and John D. Cappelmann. He served in the state legislature from 1878 to 1891, and was speaker of the House from 1882. Simons was president of the News and Courier Company for 25 years, was chair of the Board of Public School Commissioners of Charleston, and was active in the Society of the Cincinnati as president of the state society in 1898 and vice president general of the national organization in 1902. Simons married Elizabeth Potter Schott in 1890. This letter was written from 77 Broad St (Charleston) on January 17th 1887. He is writing to Major W. H. Brawley. He is sending Brawley a check "... for my share of the mess account..." He signs it "Very Truly Yours, JS". The letter is accompanied by an old xerox of another letter by Simons with his full signature so there is no doubt that the letter is his. It is also accompanied by a modern xerox of Simons in uniform.

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