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Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie [King], Athens, [Georgia], 1853 Feb. 20

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Type: Love letters | Letters (correspondence) | Text
Creator: King, Porter, 1824-1890
Title: Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie [King], Athens, [Georgia], 1853 Feb. 20
Date: 1853 Feb. 20
Description: Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, writes a letter dated February 20, 1853 from home, Marion, Alabama to his wife Callie in Athens, Georgia. This letter contains two parts. In the first section, King expresses his love and informs Callie that he deeply misses her and their son, Paul. He also reports that he is having company spend the night and that earlier in the day he and Thomas Walthall rode over to check on the health of their friend's wife. In the second section, King informs Callie that he will be working on ditching in the morning and that Booker, one of Porter's slaves, inquires after her. He reminisces about their marriage day. He also mentions that Mrs. Perkins daughter is threatened by total blindness and will be treated in New Orleans.

Document ID: jhl0051.

Digital image and encoded transcription of an original manuscript, scanned, transcribed and encoded by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2001, as part of GALILEO.

Subjects: King, Edwin Paul | Marriage--Southern States | Domestic life | Plantation life | Slaves | Alabama--Social life and customs--19th century | Love-letters | King, Callie, 1826-1905 | Southern States | Alabama
Contributors: Hargrett Library | Alexander Campbell King Law Library
Online Publisher: Athens, Ga. : Digital Library of Georgia, 2001
Original Material: Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857), box 1, folder 51, document jhl0051.
Rights and Usage: This work is the property of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching, and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text.

Cite as: [title of item], Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857), 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, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia

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Related Institutions: Digital Library of Georgia
Hargrett Library
Alexander Campbell King Law Library
Collection Information: Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers