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Letter: Athens, [Georgia] to [Porter King, Marion, Alabama], 1852 Apr. 25

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Type: Letters (correspondence) | Text
Creator: Lumpkin, Callender Grieve
Title: Letter: Athens, [Georgia] to [Porter King, Marion, Alabama], 1852 Apr. 25
Date: 1852 Apr. 25
Description: Callender Lumpkin, wife of Joseph Henry Lumpkin, writes a letter dated April 25, 1852 to Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature. She tells King that he is dear to her, as her daughter Callie King loves him. She reports that although Callie's family and friends in Athens, Georgia will miss Callie as she starts her new life in Marion, Alabama, she has made them all proud of her for her devotion to duty and her new family. Lumpkin reports that Judge [James Archibald] Meriwether, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has died suddenly; Judge Nesbit is ill; and typhoid pneumonia has taken many lives over the past winter. In closing, Lumpkin tells King she will pray for him.

Document ID: jhl0079.

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: Meriwether, James A., 1806-1852--Death and burial | Marriage | Mothers-in-law | Pneumonia | Salvation | Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century | King, Porter, 1824-1890 | Athens (Ga.) | Clarke County (Ga.)
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 2, folder 3, document jhl0079.
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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