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Document: 68

Letter: to Callie [King], 1856 Nov. 1


author: King, Porter, 1824-1890
date: November 1, 1856
extent: 1p
summary: Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, writes a letter dated November 1, 1856 from the courthouse, to his wife Callie King, daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin, thanking her for the letters she sent him. He expresses his delight that their son, Joseph Henry King, is recovering and his desire to be with them. King reports to Callie that he had dinner at Aunt Ruthy's. He tells her that he has just finished a long speech for his flat boat cases, and that he is uncertain of winning the cases.

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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: 68
document: jhl0068




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Saturday night Nove. [November] 1st 1856
My dearest Callie,

Though now in the Court House, with candles burning, I am unwilling to let the mail leave without thanking my little wife for her two nice sweet letters received this evening I am much exhilerated [exhilarated] at their reception and my boy too is improving, God bless his little soul -- how [unclear text: twofold] delight my soul to have my two darlings with me to-night [tonight] and tomorrow -- how lonely in the prospect is Sunday without Callie & the boy --

I have just finished a long speech in the flat boat cases -- I am in doubt as to how the case will go -- its decision will depend on the charge of the court -- I dined at Aunt Ruthy's to-day [today] -- All well --

Kiss my bright eyed boy and his sweet Mama for

Your Own
[Signed] Porter


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