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Document: 11

Letter: Mobile, [Alabama] to [Callie] King, Mobile, [Alabama], 1852 Dec. 15


author: Chandler, Mary E.
date: December 15, 1852
extent: 3p
summary: Letter from Mary Chandler of Mobile, Alabama to Callie King, daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin and wife of Porter King, dated Dec. 15, 1852 in which Chandler urges Callie to stay longer in Mobile. Chandler is a friend of King's father. She comments on the status of women during the period, (i.e., "that this is the age of 'Woman's rule'")

subjects: repository: Alexander Campbell King Law Library, University of Georgia School of Law, on deposit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries
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collection: Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857)
box: 1
folder: 11
document: jhl0011


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My dear Mrs. King

Can we not persuade you to prolong for a few days at least, your stay in our little city? We were exceedingly disappointed in not seeing you yesterday, and would venture a call again to day [today], were we not aware of the fatality attendant upon it. Don't refuse me for I long to see and know you. Your dear Father completely captivated me, and I have always anticipated with delight the period when I could renew in you the friendship conceived for him. If you will stay, I will promise to devote myself entirely to you, and to show you our little city "en couleur


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de rose." One of my friends who is anticipating a "hymeneal sacrifice" this evening, would be delighted to see you & Mr King at her reception on Friday evening.

Mr King cannot I know, resist my persuasive powers -
Remember my dear Mrs King, this is the age of "Woman's rule," therefore I shall expect in you an acquiescence to all I have urged. I will feast [deleted text: up] you upon Wedding cake for a week, and I will promise to initiate you into all the fascinating little mysteries that pertain to our little Mobile world, if you will only conclude to remain with us. I live now in expectancy! Mamma [unclear text: writes] cordially & affectionately in the hope that you & Mr King will abandon


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for the present, all ideas of a flying visit to our Metropolis.

With kind remembrances to Mr King believe me
[Signed] Yours affectionately
Mary E Chandler

Dec 15th 1852.

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