Letter: [Athens, Georgia] to [Porter King], 1852 Feb. 21
author: Hoyt, N.
date: February 21, 1852
summary: Letter from N. Hoyt, pastor at the church the Lumpkins attend, to Porter King. Hoyt thanks King for his payment of Hoyt's fee for officiating at King's wedding to Callie Lumpkin and gives his blessing to King's marriage.
Letters King, Porter, 1824-1890--Marriage King, Callie, 1826-1905--Marriage Weddings--Officials Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century King, Porter, 1824-1890 Athens (Ga.) Clarke County (Ga.)
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collection: Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857)
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My dear Sir,
Permit me to turn out of the ordinary course on this occasion, & return you the grateful acknowledgment of myself & Mrs Hoyt for your liberal, [unclear text: rich] fee.
We feel your kindness most sensibly & wish you to know that it is fully appreciated.
May God bless you abundantly, & also that dear precious lamb which you can now justly claim as yours, and which you are about to carry from my Fold.
I have loved Callie a little over 20 years; and now, if you my dear Sir, claim
Page:  [jpg image | djvu image]to love her more than I do, then Surely you must love very hard. And I have no doubt that you do; hence, I believe you & She will be happy.
For Callie has too much good Sense ever to marry any gentleman in the world whom She did not ardently love.
When you take your good Lady from Athens, you carry away a beloved, long-endeared member of my church who never inflicted a wound upon my feelings in her life.
May Heaven's riches and blessings ever rest upon you & her.
Ever, while I live, your devoted grateful friend.
Feb. [February] 21st 1852.
[Signed] N. Hoyt
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