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Document: 76

Letter: Selma, [Alabama] to Callie [Lumpkin King, 1852?]


author: King, Porter, 1824-1890
date: [1852?]
extent: 1p
summary: Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, writes a letter, possibly dated 1852, from Selma, Alabama to Callie Lumpkin [King]. King expresses sadness in going to Montgomery, Alabama and leaving Callie. Blaming the others present at their separation, he is disappointmented in their last goodbye.

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: 76
document: jhl0076




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Saturday evening -- Selma --
My dear Miss Callie,

I embrace This, the earliest moment, to advise you of my safe arrival in the young city -- believing, aye Knowing, that you feel an interest in my every movement -- I am not vain, am I? though if I were, you have caused me to be so -- with a heavy heart, and silent tongue, I rode over the rough roads -- I found my greater comfort, in pressing to my lips the sweetest little ring, having the dearest little name -- how transported I would be to press to my lips the little hand, which had graced and set off the pledge --

I liked not our parting this morning -- you were not cold, were you? The company, I know it was the company, embarrassed, hindered, frustrated confused --

I have a [unclear text: st.] boat and must bid adieu to my dearest love -- I'll write you some after my arrival at Montgy [Montgomery, Alabama]

Think often of him, who loves you
devotedly
[Signed] Porter King


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