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extent: 5p
summary: This letter, possibly dated March 10, 1887, written by Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, to his wife Callie King, daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin, deals with several items. First, King requests that Callie should choose a plot of land. He presents her a grid of the land labeled with the price per yard as well as per acre. In his second order of business, King explains to his wife that he has been called to attend the town council. He asks Callie if she would come to town and bring him a clean shirt for the morning.

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
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: 57
document: jhl0057




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[The image on this page is a colored drawing of a plot of land.]




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1760 yds = 1 mile
[unclear text: 484] sqr. yds. = 1 acre
[deleted text: 22 [illegible text] = [illegible text] acre]
[deleted text: 66 feet = [illegible text] ]



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Thinking my little wife, might have a choice, I have sent a lot from which, if any suits, she can select -- write the pieces & no yes of each -- Your own


[Signed] Porter



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Marion -- March 10th
My dearest Callie,

On reaching town this morning I was summoned to attend "the Council" to-night [tonight] -- will it suit my darling to spend the night in town? If not I will come home after the lodge adjourns If you come to town, bring me a clean shirt for morning --

I send [unclear text: tricephones] & have ordered the Druggist to prepare a bot [bottle] of Cologn [Cologne] --

In haste
Devotedly your
Porter --


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Porter's present on his
63rd birth-day [birthday] to
his little Callie wife.



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