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Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie [King], Athens, [Georgia], 1853 Mar. 6

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Type: Letters (correspondence) | Text
Creator: King, Porter, 1824-1890
Title: Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie [King], Athens, [Georgia], 1853 Mar. 6
Date: 1853 Mar. 6
Description: Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, writes a letter dated March 6, 1853 from home, Marion, Alabama to his wife Callie King, daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin, who is in Athens, Georgia. In his letter, King tells Callie he misses her, discusses the beauty of spring in the Canebrake, and describes his farming activities. He informs her that he spent some time with Thomas Walthall, Mrs. Perkins, and Mrs. Lindsay. Mrs. Lindsay is Mrs. Perkins' daughter who had been in New Orleans for treatment by an oculist. Also according to King, Sarah, a slave, and her children are doing well and ask him to tell her "howdy." Lastly, King tells Callie that he will be in Athens the 17th to 19th of March to visit her during her pregnancy and to see his son Paul.

Document ID: jhl0056.

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: Domestic life | Plantation life | 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 56, document jhl0056.
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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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Collection Information: Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers