1852 October 18. S[amuel] Gilman ALS to [Charles Thompson Bosson]; Charleston, South Carolina.
Gilman's response to Dr. Humphrey, per Charles T. Bosson's (1791-1864) request. Dr. Smythe preached two sermons against it that were published in the Evening News and attacked Gilman's "denomination" rather than "confining himself to the subject of controversy." Gilman answered this attack with eight letters that he sent to the North and Evening News. Suggests he will publish more of the letters in pamphlet form "as I do not want to engross more public attention in this way." Inquires about whether Bosson has received the six pamphlets of the poem delivered during the Class of 1811 meeting in Boston sent by Everett. Lists who was able to attend the reunion and mentions Fuller's death. If Everett has not sent the pamphlets, Gilman will.