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Document: 40

Letter: [Athens, Georgia] to Callie King, 1853 Nov. 19


author: Hoyt, N.
date: November 19, 1853
extent: 3p
summary: Letter dated November 19, 1853 from Pastor N. Hoyt to Callie (Lumpkin) King consoling her on the loss of her child. He refers to a poem by Reverend John Peace, "The Gardener and the Rose-Tree."


subjects:
  • Peace, John, 1785-1861
  • Infants--Death
  • Consolation
  • Bereavement
  • King, Callie, 1826-1905
  • Condolence notes

  • 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
    publishing permission: To obtain publishing permission, contact the Alexander Campbell King Law Library, University of Georgia School of Law
    collection: Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857)
    box: 1
    folder: 40
    document: jhl0040


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    My dearest Callie

    You may, or may not, have seen the piece of Poetry called, The Gardner & the Rose-Tree, written by the Rev. S. Peace of England. When I met you yesterday, my pensive thoughts turned to that little "Fable" & I wished that you might read it. I send it to you in a volume [added text: [unclear text: Let for 9th] ] requesting you kindly to return the volume within a week or two, as I am sure to forget where my [unclear text: loaned] Books are.

    My sweet daughter, I love you & your dear husband & would fondly say one


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    Sympathizing word, not to make you forget the departed "little one"; but to aid you in recollecting & realizing where it is -- at home -- with our dear Jesus & his angels & the Spirits of the Just.

    The Great Shepherd called The little Lamb heard his inviting voice, looked up, was drawn away, & finally, by the hand of Soft but ardent love, was gently lifted [deleted text: ov] [added text: over] the wall into the Fold where all is peace & Joy, all is day, no night there.

    Callie, my darling, what attractions have you now in Heaven! Oh follow on & you too shall ere long hear the Same voice inviting


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    you home where thro [through] the riches of grace in Christ Jesus, you shall meet again the little visitor whose early departure so deeply wounded your poor heart.

    Heaven's richest blessings rest upon you & yours my dear child.


    So prays your old affectionate Pastor
    [Signed] N. Hoyt
    Nov. [deleted text: 18] 19th 1853.


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    Mrs. Callie King.
    Present.



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