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Hale, Aurelia (ca. b. 1798) to Sarah W. Hale

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08934.026 Author/Creator: Hale, Aurelia (ca. b. 1798) Place Written: Mount Meigs, AL Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 September 1829 Pagination: 4 p. : address : 20.8 x 25.9 cm.

Summary of Content: She expresses that she is deeply unhappy with their move to Mount Meigs following her husband buying land in the area, saying that although being a planter in the area can be very lucrative (which she measures in money and in number of slaves), it is not very comfortable; there is often not enough water. She says that she misses her friends from South Carolina and may go back there for a year in the near future. She promises to write to James soon, and also declares her intention to send Horatio some money. (Note: The Horatio referred to here appears to be a relative, possibly her brother's son.)

Background Information: Aurelia Hale was born in Glastonbury, in Hartford, Connecticut sometime before 20 December 1798.

People: Hale, Aurelia, b. 1798?
Hale, Sarah, b. 1801?

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Woman AuthorWomen's HistoryTravelAfrican American HistorySlaveryLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and CivicsForeign Affairs

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery

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