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Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie [King], 1856 Oct. 28

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Type: Letters (correspondence) | Text
Creator: King, Porter, 1824-1890
Title: Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie [King], 1856 Oct. 28
Date: 1856 Oct. 28
Description: Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, writes a letter dated October 28, 1856 from Marion, Alabama, to his wife Callie King, daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin. In his letter, King expresses his longing for her and their son Joseph, whose health is improving. He goes on to tell his wife that he dined with his sister, Sarah King Goree, who had just returned from Greensboro, Alabama, where she had been visiting Bob Goree and his sick wife. King also dined the night before with Colonel William L. Yancey, Alabama delegate to the 1856 Democratic Convention. Additionally, King comments that he thinks that Millard Fillmore, the Know Nothing or American party candidate, will win the upcoming presidential election. The Know Nothing party was an antiforeign, anti-Roman Catholic political organization.

Document ID: jhl0066.

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: Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874 | Goree family | Goree, Sarah | Yancey, William Lowndes, 1814-1863 | Domestic life | Presidents--United States--Election--1856 | 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
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 66, document jhl0066.
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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