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Document: 67

Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie [King], 1856 Oct. 30


author: King, Porter, 1824-1890
date: October 30, 1856
extent: 2p
summary: From Marion, Alabama, Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, writes a letter dated October 30, 1856 to his wife Callie King, the daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin. In his letter, King expresses sorrow over the death of Bob Goree's wife and tells Callie that several of their friends went to Goree's home. He adds that Goree's wife will be buried in Greensboro, Alabama.

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: 67
document: jhl0067




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Thursday night Oct [October] 30th 1856
My dearest Callie,

I have time only to thank you for your sweet letter received this evening -- the letter of Mr. Cobb did not come -- I am now in the midst of my flat boat cases -- On yesterday our friend Bob Goree lost his wife, poor fellow I learn he is nearly crazed. Jno [John] Walthall came in and told me of her death -- Several of our friends went out to Bob's house to-day [today], having learned that she would be buried there -- he had changed his mind and had her body carried to Greensboro -- I regretted so much that I couldn't go out -- Poor man he is truly to be pitied -- In the midst of life &c. [et cetera]

My darling wife if you Knew what pleasure your letter gave me, I think you would send me two a day -- And my little man is improving, God be praised -- take care of my darlings Kiss the boy for your devotedly attached


[Signed] Porter



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Old Mrs. Clancey died yesterday

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