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Letter: to Callie [King, 1855] Oct. 11


author: King, Porter, 1824-1890
date: October 11, 1855
extent: 1p
summary: Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, writes a letter dated October 11, 1855 to his wife Callie King, daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin. King informs Callie that he has just returned from Canebrake and is feeling better than he was the last time he wrote her. He misses both her and their son Paul. Additionally, King tells her that Booker, their slave, is not feeling well.

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: 58
document: jhl0058




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[added text: [1855]] Thursday night Oct [October] 11th
My dear Callie,

I have just returned from the Canebrake, feeling a great deal better than when I last wrote you -- found all well, except Booker who was suffering, from his imprudence, with chill and fever --

the time drags heavily till [until] I start for my darlings -- sweet Callie, how I long to clasp you in my arms, and press your dear form to my bosom -- my son too, God bless him, how anxious I am to see his noble form and know thus in his veins courses my blood --

Heaven bless and preserve you both

Your fondly attached husband --
[Signed] Porter King


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