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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08934.031 Author/Creator: Hale, Aurelia (ca. b. 1798) Place Written: Hurricane Prairie, AL Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 May 1832 Pagination: 4 p. : address : 21 x 25.9 cm

Summary of Content: This letter was written shortly after Sarah departed from Alabama. In it, Aurelia says that she hopes Sarah was able to avoid the storm that came about a week after she left, which appears to have destroyed much of her property. She describes several buildings as being unroofed and several people nearly dying when the roofs collapsed on them. She ends the letter by sending love to their brother and to Horatio.

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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