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Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie [King, Athens, Georgia], 1853 Mar. 3

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Type: Letters (correspondence) | Text
Creator: King, Porter, 1824-1890
Title: Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie [King, Athens, Georgia], 1853 Mar. 3
Date: 1853 Mar. 3
Description: Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, writes a letter dated March 3, 1853 to his pregnant wife Callie King, daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin, who is in Athens, Georgia. In the opening of his letter, King tells his wife he loves her, misses her, and hopes their unborn child will be a girl. Thanking Callie for the gift of handkerchiefs and flowers that she sent, King apologizes for his own dull letters. King mentions that he received a a commission to be a patrol leader as well as a recommendation in a Selma newspaper to be a representative for their district in Congress and will be asking her advice in these matters. King also talks of activities engaged in by his slaves, and particularly, the slave Booker's concerns for Callie's well-being. Booker had noticed a black seal on a letter from Callie and he associated it with bad news. King also mentions that another slave, L. Eliza, will start tailoring on Monday.

Document ID: jhl0054.

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: Alabama. General Assembly. House of Representatives | Domestic life | Plantation life | Slaves | Political candidates | Pregnant women | Alabama--Social life and customs--19th century | King, Callie, 1826-1905 | 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 54, document jhl0054.
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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
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Collection Information: Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers