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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08934.035 Author/Creator: Hale, Aurelia (ca. b. 1798) Place Written: Hurricane Prairie, AL Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 September 1832 - 16 September 1832 Pagination: 4 p. : address : 21 x 26 cm

Summary of Content: This letter is dated September 2, but on the third page a notation indicates that several paragraphs were added on September 16. In the part of the letter dated September 2, Aurelia says that the Sabbath is often the only day she has time to write, and reports that "the Negroes do very well," elaborating about a man named John: "John does well, and has never attempted to run away again. He thinks he has disgraced himself, but puts the blame all on Mr. R." She also mentions a cholera epidemic in the area. In the part of the letter dated September 16, she mentions that Mr. de Yampert has been trying to find a bill but the U.S. Bank does not have any that are less than $10.

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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