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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08934.040 Author/Creator: Hale, Aurelia (ca. b. 1798) Place Written: Hurricane Prairie, AL Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 September 1833 Pagination: 4 p. : address : 21 x 26 cm

Summary of Content: She apologizes for not writing, but says that she lacked the energy to do so over the hot summer months. She continues to talk about going North, and believes that her husband will send both her and their daughter Sarah next year. She responds to news of her sister's marriage to a Mr. Nichols, and expresses dismay at some unspecified missteps from their brothers James and Joseph, and indicates that she intends to speak to them when she visits and also refund what they "had so unjustly taken." Note: Sarah W. Nichols is the married name of Sarah W. Hale.

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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