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Document: 71

Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie King, 1856 Nov. 15


author: King, Porter, 1824-1890
date: November 15, 1856
extent: 1p
summary: Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, writes a letter dated November 15, 1856 from Marion, Alabama to his wife, Callie King, daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin. King informs her that he has won a court case and is currently waiting for a carriage to take him back to the plantation. Additionally, King tells Callie about his next case, which will start the 16th and involves the burning of a gin house. He tells his wife that he misses both her and their son Joseph, and that he will be on his way to see them on the twentieth of November.

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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: 71
document: jhl0071




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Saturday Nov. [November] 15th/56 [1856]
My dearest Love,

Court has just adjourned and my carriage is waiting to carry me to the plantation -- we were engage [engaged] till [until] midnight last night on [unclear text: Didlake ] v. England & [illegible text] , this morning the jury brought in a verdict in our favor --

I shall return from plantation tomorrow evening, go to Dallas on Monday, try Scott for burning gin house on Tuesday and on wednesday or Thursday start for my absent loves -- as the time nears how my heart cares for my sweet Callie, my manly boy All are well -- I have Steve hauling wood earth in accordance with your request -- I think the rye patch will be green when we return -- Kiss Joe, my noble boy our son, and believe me as ever

Your fondly attached & devoted
husband
[Signed] Porter


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