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Letter: Marion, [Alabama] to [Callie King], 1856 Oct. 26

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Type: Letters (correspondence) | Text
Creator: King, Porter, 1824-1890
Title: Letter: Marion, [Alabama] to [Callie King], 1856 Oct. 26
Date: 1856 Oct. 26
Description: Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, writes a letter dated October 26, 1856 from Marion, Alabama to his wife Callie King, daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin. King expresses his delight that the health of their son, Joseph Henry King, has improved. He informs Callie that he thinks he should have their cotton crop insured, as there has not been any rain since she left for Athens, and that his overseer is leaving and a new one is beginning next week. He tells Callie that L. Eliza, their slave, lost her baby. Then King reports that he attended a political rally of two to three thousand people in Uniontown, Alabama. The speakers included U.S. Senator Clement Claiborne Clay, Alabama delegate to the 1856 Democratic National Convention, and William L. Yancey. King agreed with the sentiments of the orators.

Document ID: jhl0065.

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: Clay, C. C. (Clement Claiborne), 1816-1882 | King, Joseph Henry--Health | Yancey, William Lowndes, 1814-1863 | Child slaves--Health and hygiene | Crop insurance | Cotton | Demonstrations--Alabama--Uniontown | Domestic life | Alabama--Social life and customs--19th century | United States--Politics and government--1853-1857 | King, Callie, 1826-1905 | United States | Alabama
Contributors: Hargrett Library | Alexander Campbell King Law Library
Online Publisher: Athens, Ga. : Digital Library of Georgia, 2001., 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 65, document jhl0065.
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Collection Information: Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers